The e-Finance Company—specialising in the field of electronic payment and money collection technology—signed a protocol of cooperation with the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at October 6 University, which targets scientific and practical exchange between the college and the company.
According to the protocol, e-Finance will train students in the third year of college on electronic payment and collection services and advanced technological techniques, and it will supervise the applied projects presented by the students.
On the other hand, e-Finance is providing practical tools in research and scientific projects carried out by the Faculty of Computer Science to achieve the desired objectives in the institutions of civil society.
The company is participating in the development of the vision of the faculty, suggests educational programmes to serve the labour market, trains the students in the second and third academic year during the summer vacation, and supervises some of the applied projects.
Ibrahim Sarhan, chairperson of e-Finance, said that Egypt has a distinctive position in the information technology, electronic payment, and collection fields, which qualify it to compete in the global market. Despite the growing numbers of graduates each year, the telecommunications and information technology sector still needs a lot of qualified graduates.
Mousa Ibrahim, dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, said that the October 6 University aims to enhance the efficiency of its graduates and link them to the updated technological work. He stressed the importance of the partnership between the educational institutions specialised in the field of information technology and companies working in the same field of technology to create a new generation of graduates that combines academic study and practical application.
This saves time and effort in preparing the manpower needed for the IT industry, due to the steady growth in the areas of work in this industry and the growing gap between academic study and the actual needs of the market.