Egypt invests $6.3bln in educational sector in 6 years

This announcement was made during the inauguration of a number of educational projects in Alexandria

  
Students attend a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Students attend a lecture at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt February 12, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Cairo - Mubasher: Egypt has invested EGP 100 billion in the educational sector during the last six years, the Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, announced on Wednesday.

This announcement was made during the inauguration of a number of educational projects in Alexandria, which was attended by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Madbouly said that Egypt has spent around EGP 7.6 billion for the development of the educational sector in 2014-2015.

The prime minister confirmed that the country needs EGP 40 billion to create 73,000 new classes to solve the overcrowding issue in public schools.

As part of the education development strategy, Egypt seeks to establish eight modern technological universities, 10 public and private universities, and 100 new colleges.

Madbouly further remarked that Egypt succeeded in building the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology to improve the quality of education.

Source: Mubasher

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