Counter Illiteracy classes
CAIRO - 2 May 2022: Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, received a report from Dr. Mohamed Latif, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Universities, on the efforts of universities to confront the illiteracy issue.
This comes within the framework of the national project to eradicate illiteracy in Egypt, in cooperation with the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education.
The minister stressed the importance of exploiting the capabilities of Egyptian universities, and benefiting from them in eradicating illiteracy and adult education, pointing to the need to follow up on the implementation of the state’s plan to declare “Egypt without illiteracy” to achieve the goals of the sustainable development plan (Egypt Vision 2030).
Abdel Ghaffar added that Egyptian universities have great human and material capabilities that can be used to confront this serious problem. He praised the success of Egyptian universities in eradicating illiteracy (310,286) citizens during the period from October 2019 to this April; Especially in light of the challenges posed by the Corona pandemic.
The Minister indicated that these achievements took place thanks to a number of measures, including:
- The implementation of a cooperation protocol between the Supreme Council of Universities and the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education.
- The formation of a specialized committee to formulate a comprehensive plan to confront illiteracy.
- The Ministry's participation in the implementation of the illiteracy challenge project at the level of the Arab world.
- The launch of several competitions at the level of universities and institutes; to compete for the best university award in facing the problem of illiteracy.
The minister also called for the need for universities to cooperate with the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education within the framework of the presidential initiative “Haya Karima” to eradicate the illiteracy of citizens in rural Egyptian villages, noting that the necessary support will be provided that universities need; to enable it to play its national role in facing this challenge, stressing that the literacy problem will be of great importance and will come on top of university work priorities during the coming period, within the framework of the social and national responsibility of universities.