President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Sunday called for continuing efforts to develop the higher education sector and improving the Egyptian universities' academic level, as well as promoting scientific performance.
During a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Higher Education Minister Khalid Abdel Ghaffar and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, the president issued directives to develop a national project aiming at honing skills of the talented people in the academic and scientific field, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
The meeting reviewed a number of important issues, including a higher education and scientific research development plan, as well as the establishment of new private, governmental, international and technological universities in various governorates, the application of the e-testing system at universities, and the activation of the national strategy of artificial intelligence.
Sisi also stressed the importance of technological universities and vocational education.
The meeting also dealt with efforts to raise the efficiency of university hospitals, especially in light of its contribution to providing healthcare services nationwide.