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Egyptian gov’t allocates EGP 1.4bn to Smart Campus programme

Egyptian gov’t allocates EGP 1.4bn to Smart Campus programme
Higher education minister Khalid Abdel Ghaffar

Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt’s government is planning to improve internet speed in Egyptian universities, develop 35 automated test centres, and supply hundreds of computers and software systems, higher education minister Khalid Abdel Ghaffar stated on Tuesday.

The plan is a part of the first phase of the Smart Campus programme, which is launched with total investments of EGP 1.4 billion, Abdel Ghaffar added.

The ministry focuses on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the digitalisation of public universities via the exploitation of technology, he revealed, according to the Middle East News Agency.

The minister denied that robots will be used in teaching in the new smart universities, noting that the ministry is developing the infrastructure of these universities.

The ministries of communications and higher education have joined forces to help raise a new generation that can utilise opportunities provided by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ICT minister Amr Talaat said.