President Sisi asserts state's keenness on upgrading public universities

MENA , Tuesday 14 Dec 2021

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi asserted on Tuesday the state's keenness on upgrading the governmental universities in parallel with establishing new universities across the country.


Egypt's approach depends on providing education and training to qualify graduates for the current and future labor market, El-Sisi said during a visit to Kafr El-Sheikh University campus on Tuesday, where he had breakfast with students, faculty and staff and listened to their views, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.

El-Sisi reiterated the importance of increasing students' awareness and understanding of the rapid changes and current challenges on the domestic or foreign fronts.

He also stressed the need for developing student's scientific and academic levels and potentials to cope up with the current and future needs of the labor market, according to Rady.

El-Sisi also attended a musical performance conducted by a choir from the Faculty of Music Education at Helwan University, as part of his visit to Kafr el Sheikh University.

The president expressed thanks to the university's students who gave what he described as a “wonderful and elite” artistic performance.

Following the performance, El-Sisi urged universities to nurture students’ talents and artistic activities, asserting that Egyptian universities are filled with wonderful talents.

Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, who accompanied the president, said the importance the political leadership attaches to education has led to a ten-fold increase in the budget allocated for developing it, compared to that allocated four years ago.

Abdel-Ghaffar said the education and health sectors in the governorate have seen great development, highlighting the new specialisations introduced at the Kafr el Sheikh University, including the faculties of artificial intelligence, Nanotechnology and sciences and farm fishing.

The university hospital has been opened in the governorate since 2018 to offer health services in accordance with the international standards, he said, adding that it includes 434 beds, 13 surgery rooms (O.Rs) operating with the capsules system.

Work is underway to complete the construction of a huge emergency hospital, he said, noting that 50 percent of its buildings have been finalized.

He noted that 60 percent of works of an oncology hospital were also completed.

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