FILE – Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar
CAIRO – 26 December 2017: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar held a meeting on Monday to discuss establishing a Technology University in New Cairo City in collaboration with the Salesian Don Bosco Technical Institute in Cairo and the University of Turin.
The Minister held talks with the chairman of the Salesian Don Bosco Technical Institute in Cairo on the potential curriculum that can be adopted, affirming that the buildings, the laboratories and the workshops are already available, according to El-Masry El-Youm.
Abdel Ghaffar said that all measures will be facilitated for Italian instructors to train and educate students as the state has been eager to boost technical education in Egypt.
The minister revealed that a law for technology universities is being drafted as three of them will be established in 2018 in New Cairo City, New Kowesna in Menoufeya Governorate and Beni Suef Governorate. He added that the state aims to establish a total of eight technology universities across the country.
The chairman of the Salesian Don Bosco Technical Institute in Cairo said that the institute has 25 classrooms for technical and industrial technical education, taught over two stages. The duration of the first stage is five years, and the duration of the second is three years. Students receive Italian and Egyptian certificates, both accredited from the European Union (EU).
A visit to the proposed location of the university in New Cairo by the delegation is being arranged.