Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended on Thursday the graduation ceremony of the first class to graduate from the Armed Forces Faculty of Medicine, congratulating the graduates and their families for their efforts and success.
During his speech at the graduation ceremony, the president called on the graduating class to contribute to Egypt's plan for development, adding that he had been following up on the progress of the faculty during the past six years.
The Armed Forces Faculty of Medicine was established in December 2013.
The first graduating class was named as the class of Field Marshal Mohamed Abdul-Ghani El-Gamasi, the late Minister of Defence who played a leading role in the 1973 war against Israel.
The president also presented medals to honour graduates.
The president had some advice for the graduates: "I ask all Egyptians to avoid engaging in favouritism because it leads to collapse."
"I swear to God I never showed favouritism for anyone during my service in the Armed Forces."
He also advised the graduates to take care of their heath and adhere to their values, and to abstain from smoking and keep playing sports.
"If all Egyptians abide by this, it would reflect positively on national security," the president stressed.
El-Sisi also said that plans to implement digitalised testing in universities is a good idea, and that the government is working on making this happen.