Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat have signed a cooperation protocol to automate the whole examination process and introduce smart university apps.
The new system will run alongside the development of infrastructure and technological systems at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The protocol, which will see total investments of EGP 4.7bn, will span over five years and include a scope of 11 projects.
The two ministries will cooperate on implementing a range of projects including: smart university applications; a learning management system (LMS); a creative educational content initiative; follow-up systems to national projects; and providing applications for linking nurseries, central care beds, and blood banks to university hospitals.
The protocol also provides for cooperation among technological societies, and the establishment of laboratories specialised in Internet of Things (IoT) technology at universities. This will run in addition to the mechanisation of services in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s education and scholarship sectors.
Abdel Ghaffar said that the protocol is a translation of the government’s orientations towards digitisation and digital transformation. It is also in line with the ministry’s strategy focusing on implementing projects to develop the country’s digital transformation capabilities.
He also stressed the necessity of activating the electronic services provided to students represented in raising courses and conducting monthly exams electronically.
Talaat added that the protocol seeks to enhance joint cooperation between the two ministries. The completion of projects that are implemented aims to transform Egyptian universities into digital centres and develop their communications infrastructure to meet their requirements in achieving digital transformation.
This will run in addition to cooperation in developing technological systems at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to enable them to provide distinguished digital services, as part of the concerted state efforts to build a digital Egypt.