Egypt to invest $294mln in digitising 27 state-run universities

Universities of Benha and Mansoura have been selected for the first phase of the digitisation project

  
Students walk past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020.

Students walk past a building at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020.

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Cairo – Egypt is looking to digitise and automate 27 governmental universities and Al-Azhar University at a total cost of EGP 4.722 billion, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, said.

The plan includes automating four non-profit universities, namely, Galala University, King Salman International University, Al-Alamein International University, and New Mansoura University at a cost of EGP 1.514 billion, along with other private universities and institutes, Abdel Ghaffar added.

Universities of Benha and Mansoura have been selected for the first phase of the digitisation project, he noted.

The project includes using facial recognition in taking student attendance and implementing social distancing measures as well as conducting online exams.

Source: Mubasher

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