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Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that the ministry seeks to have most Egyptian universities accredited internationally, in addition to local accreditation, and we are currently working on this file.
Ashour revealed, during a press conference held by the Minister of Higher Education, today, Saturday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the ministry’s future plan, and announced several files to develop university institutions during the coming period, namely: the quality of Egyptian higher education and the increase in opportunities for enrollment in Egyptian universities, And the quality of scientific research, international competitiveness, raising the level of international classification, linking the university with industry and society to develop educational programs to serve the requirements of the labor market, creativity and entrepreneurship for Egyptian students and graduates, facing labor market changes, digital transformation and e-learning.
The Minister of Higher Education stated that the ministry seeks to implement these files during the coming period, and to continue the development plans that have begun, including the expansion of public, private and technological universities.
The Minister of Higher Education continued, as for the reasons for the establishment of private universities emanating from public universities, the number of private universities emanating from the government is 12 universities, which are: (Assiut National University, Mansoura National University, Minya National University, Menoufia National University, New Ismailia National University, Helwan National University, Zagazig National University, Benha National University, South Valley National University, Alexandria National University, Beni Suef National University, East Port Said National University).
The minister indicated that the reasons for establishing private universities emanating from the government are due to the following:
1. Lack of places to accommodate the expansion of premium programs without affecting all programs.
2. Societal trust in public higher education institutions.
3. Availability of qualified cadres of faculty members in public universities.
4. Bridging the funding gap subsidized for public universities.
5. Expanding the interface programs needed by the labor market.
6. Take advantage of the equipment available in public universities.