FILE – Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar
CAIRO – 18 August 2019: Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in partnership with the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Housing, established a number of distinguished universities, with investments amounting to LE 48.5 billion, according to Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.
The minister added during his speech on the ScienceDay that these universities include King Salman University in South Sinai with three branches, the Higher Academy of Sciences on el-Galala plateau, the International University of El-Alamein in New Alamein and the new Mansoura University for New Sciences.
He stated earlier that the ministry’s budget hit LE 43.5 billion during the current year, compared to LE 36.5 billion during the prior year, marking a LE 7 billion increase.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inaugurated Sunday, August 18, the celebrations of the Science Day, in the presence of the prime minister and the speaker of the House of Representatives, a number of ministers, and a group of senior professors of Egyptian universities.