Egypt’s universities apply digital transformation at cost of EGP 7.3bn

Bassant Mohammed
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Egypt is applying an infrastructure and information system at all its public universities, technical institutes, research centres, and university hospitals, at a cost of EGP 7.335bn. 

The new system will see the implementation of projects such as automated tests, e-learning systems, university hospital automation, and an international student portal. 

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar reviewed a report, on Monday, which looked into the ministry’s efforts to provide distinguished digital government services. 

This took place by shifting from traditional systems to a system based on comprehensive digital transformation, to implement the Egypt’s Vision 2030. 

The report indicated that the ministry has implemented several projects in the field of digital transformation, including launching the Geographical Information Portal (GIS). This is in addition to the electronic payment system for various services in universities.

The report indicated that Egyptian universities have applied a distance learning programme in order to overcome the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is in addition to the provision of more than 700 training courses by the National E-Learning Center (NELC). 

The report indicated that a number of Egyptian universities signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Information Technology Institute in order to establish the “Digital Egypt Creativity Center” to develop the skills of young students and graduates of Egyptian universities, and qualify them for the requirements of the local and global labour market in information technology and entrepreneurship. 

The ministry’s orientation towards digital transformation has become an imperative in light of Egypt’s current goals towards digitising all services nationwide. 

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research also aims to raise the efficiency of the information infrastructure available at universities so that they can shift towards a smart campus. This will also see the automation of electronic tests at universities, and the automation of university hospitals. 

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