Madbouly: Government prioritizes education as one of its goals to empower the Egyptian people
Abdul Ghaffar: The Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) offers a model in setting up private universities through partnerships with distinguished international universities
Government includes the National Research Center to produce a vaccine for the virus “COVID-19” in the global attempts in the pre-clinical research stage
Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister and Dr. Khalid Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, discussed a number of the Ministry’s files.
They also reviewed the Ministry’s strategy to develop the higher education system during the current and future stage.
The Education minister started his speech by referring to the regularity of final-year exams work in 18 universities and 80 colleges; the number of these students reached more than 40,000 students.
The minister stressed that the cabinet’s approval over its meeting yesterday to establish 4 new private universities comes within the framework of the government’s endeavor to support the system of scientific progress, pointing out that the Ministry of Higher Education provides leading model for establishing such universities through partnership with prestigious international universities.
He revealed that these universities are the University of Galala, King Salman bin Abdulaziz University in South Sinai with its three branches in the cities of Sharm el-Sheikh, Al-Tur, Ras Sidr, the International University of El Alamein, and the new Mansoura University for Science and Technology, affirming that the inclusion of the National Research Center to produce a vaccine for the Coronavirus “COVID-19.
Experts of the center join the global attempts in the pre-clinical research stage.
Abdel Ghaffar pointed out that Egypt is still keeping the first position in Africa and also at the Middle East for the number of clinical trials number of 73 papers, indicating that the new government universities include the New Valley ( Al-Wadi Al Gadid), Matruh, and Luxor, along the University of Hurghada which is currently under construction.
Abdel Ghaffar noted that his ministry is working hard to establish many technological universities in different governorates.
The first stage of this plan included the establishment of universities of New Cairo, Beni Suef, and Quesna, which cover specializations and programs in information technology, Mechatronics and Autotronics, in addition to the new and renewable energy program.
The minister went on to say that the second stage the plan of stabling more universities of technology includes East Port Said, Borg El Arab, October 6, New Tiba in Luxor, and New Assiut, touching on international universities based in the New Administrative Capita.
He pointed out that there are branches of international universities that started studying, such as the Canadian University in Egypt, which hosts the Prince Edward Island University branch, the International Knowledge University that hosts the branch of the British “Coventry University”, and Global that hosts the university branch ” British Hertfordshire, along with the International German University being established.
The minister also presented a profile of the city of Zewail for Science and Technology.
He noted that the second stage includes the educational administration building and two institutes of political science, and Talaat Harb for Economics and Public Affairs. The university building and housing for students that includes 1037 hotel rooms, in addition to networks and coordination of the general site of the second stage With a total flat area of green areas of up to 60 acres.
He also spoke about the Egyptian Japanese University of Science and Technology, which includes colleges of engineering, the Institute of Basic and Applied Sciences, and the Faculty of International and Humanitarian Business, in addition to the Electronics Research Institute.
The university includes a nanotechnology laboratory, cloud computing lab, a new and renewable energy laboratory, a laboratory Robot automatic control, electric vehicle laboratory, Internet of things and sensors laboratory, antenna measurements laboratory, and electronic waste disposal technology laboratory, and there is a center for collection, integration and testing of satellites.
On his part, Dr. Mustafa Madbouly praised the efforts made within the framework of implementing President El-Sisi’s assignments to hold partnerships with prestigious international universities.
The Premier also appreciated the efforts made within the framework of encouraging scientific research, stressing that the government places education on its priority agenda within its goals to build the Egyptian people.
Contributed by Ahmed Moamar