The education sector in Egypt has witnessed a significant boom during the past seven years, since President Abdel Fattah El Sisi took office, as he gives great interest to the building of the human being.
The President has been keen to develop the education sector, whether university or pre-university education, via changing and developing curricula to keep pace with the latest developments and technology, as well as relying on digitization and establishing international universities and model schools.
“SEE” Sums up Sisi’s Key Achievements in Education Sector in the last 7 years:
-Public universities have reached 27 instead of 23 public universities in 2014, with an increase of 4 universities.
-494 colleges and institutes for government universities, with an increase of 102 colleges.
-The new academic programs at public universities have reached 188 instead of 118.
– 35 private universities (with an increase of 18 universities) include 26 colleges, with an increase of 132 colleges.
– 8 new technological colleges comprising 47 technical institutes.
-Three new technological universities that started to work in the academic year 2019/2020, they are:
- New Cairo Technological University (NCTU)
- Quesna Technology University
- Beni Suef Technological University
-The number of private, and higher institutes increased to 172 instead of 158, with an increase of 14 institutes.
-The establishment of 4 new private international universities for the 1st time in Egypt:
- Galala University
- King Salman bin Abdulaziz University in South Sinai
- Al Alamein University.
- New Mansoura University (It is scheduled to start work in the academic year 2021-2022)
-There are four foreign universities’ branches in Egypt:
- The Canadian Universities in Egypt, which hosts the Prince Edward Island University branch.
- The Global Foundation, which hosts the British branch of the University of Hertfordshire.
- The Knowledge International University, which hosts the British branch of Coventry University.
- The European Universities in Egypt (EUE), which hosts Universities of (London, Central Lancashire) branches.
– The number of students enrolled annually in the higher education system:
- About 3 million students enrolled in public and private universities and institutes, with an increase of about 700,000 students.
- There are 219,763 students are enrolled in postgraduate studies.
- About 120,000 of faculty members and aide staff members, with an increase of 160,000 members.
- The number of scientific researches published internationally have reached 31,700 papers, with an increase of 16,000 papers.
- Increasing the budget of the Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research EGP 65 billion instead of 25 billion, with an increase of 40 billion.
Public and International Schools
- The establishment of 43 new Japanese schools in 24 governorates.
- About 13 new Egyptian International public schools.
- Nine new Nile International schools, 5 of which in upper Egypt.
- 194 new community schools in remote and marginalized areas.
- 54 centers for talented and smart students across all governments.
- Launching the “Education and Protection” program in partnership with UNICEF, with the aim of developing 200 inclusive schools and providing access to education for 6,000 children with special needs in October 2016.
- In October 2018, the 1st Arab forum for special education schools was held with the attendance of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
- The inauguration of 19 new applied technology schools were opened over a three-year period, starting in the academic year 2018/2019 until now.