Higher education min. lauds WB's role in supporting development plans
Friday، 14 February 2020 - 11:51 AM
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has lauded the World Bank's (WB) role in supporting development plans in Egypt, notably its backing of current reforms to update the education system.
Abdel Ghaffar made the remarks during his meeting on Thursday with World Bank's Regional Director for Human Development Keiko Miwa and Middle East and North Africa Practice Manager for Education Andreas Blom to discuss means of boosting bilateral cooperation in education and research fields of common concern.
During the meeting, the higher education minister briefed the two World Bank officials on the latest progress witnessed by the country's education system and scientific research over the past few years, according to a statement released by the Higher Education Ministry.
He also reviewed a number of projects of mutual concern, notably the distinct experience of new technology universities and a project to develop the information infrastructure at government universities to turn them into smart universities, the statement added.
Abdel Ghaffar pointed to ongoing efforts to digitize university hospitals and enhance their health services, the statement read.
The two sides discussed proposals to update the higher educational strategy, with a view to producing graduates qualified for the labor market, the statement noted.
On her part, Keiko Miwa affirmed the strong partnership between Egypt and the World Bank, hailing efforts exerted by the Higher Education Ministry to enhance the quality of education in the country. MENA