Egypt started last week receiving students of university and high institutes to be vaccinated against coronavirus ahead of the new academic year scheduled to begin on 9 October.
One of the 19 new private universities began operation in 2021.
Yet, that is not the final number as application on the website is still open until August 19, 2021.
Two government-owned universities in South Sinai and Sharkia are set to be established per a Wednesday Cabinet decree.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi highlighted the need that academic studies in the newly built universities be focused on modern sciences and advanced scientific specialties to qualify graduates for job market.
Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that the total volume of investments in the higher education sector in Egypt reached L.E. 90 billion.
The Egyptian government on Wednesday has approved a bill compelling university students who failed their exams and had to retake the course of a certain year to pay part of the cost the state bears to provide free education.
In addition, a total of LE 3.8 billion has been allocated for establishing and developing technological and private non-profit universities, Ma'it pointed out.
This comes while Egypt has seen a striking surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, as it has recorded 745 cases on Wednesday — 219 cases more than Monday. This brought the total number of cases in the northeastern African country to 14,229. Also, 21 people
Egypt’s coronavirus cases is expected to reach around 20,000 by May 28th and to start recording lower number of cases starting June 7th, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Thursday.
The increased investments allow expansion in the establishment of technological universities by establishing 6 new technological universities.
The first phase of the digitalization project included remote learning platforms.
President of Cairo University Mohamed el-Khosht said that Monday’s ruling to ban teaching staff from wearing niqab at campus “adheres to the university’s customs.”
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin visited Aswan Governorate to reaffirm USAID’s strong partnership with the Egyptian people and support for Egypt’s development priorities.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Wednesday received German Ambassador to Egypt Cyrill Nunn to consider means of promoting scientific, research and educational cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli witnessed on Wednesday the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the Ministry of Environment.
As many as 569,000 students earned their higher education degrees during 2018, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Thursday.
All people should participate in developing education and in encouraging creativity, entrepreneurship, dissolving conflicts, and human rights respect, he said.
The forum will take place over three days, during which a large number of scientists, experts, and higher education specialists from Egypt and other countries will exist.
The minister of higher education held a panel discussion on Thursday in the presence of director of London School of Economics and Political Science.