25 September 2020 05:26 PM

Sisi opens Egypt-Japan University of Technology and Science

Wednesday، 16 September 2020 - 04:11 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi opened on Wednesday 16/9/2020 the Egypt-Japan University of Technology and Science in the city of Borg el Arab in Alexandria.

Attending the inauguration ceremony were Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and other state officials.

A documentary was broadcast showing the Japanese experiment which became a reality on the ground in Egypt.
The films showed that the project is the fruit of real partnership between the two countries for enhancing education in Egypt.
The university will be a symbol for excellence not only in Egypt but also in Africa and the Middle East as well, added the documentary.
The university has already signed cooperation agreements with 15 Japanese universities, it added.

President El-Sisi said during the ceremony that significant improvement in the education sector has been achieved.

He stressed that the newly announced system for Thanaweya Amma exams aims at reducing human error in correcting exams through the implementation of an electronic testing system.

El-Sisi warned that national achievements underway in the country are always faced by campaigns launched by “evil powers” who falsely claim that the state’s efforts aim at harming people.

The president said a different system of attendance in schools will be applied as a preventative measure against COVID-19, explaining that students will go to school only between 2 to 4 days per week. He added that decreasing the ratio of students per class aims at maintaining social distancing.

The president also addressed the issue of rapid population growth in the country, saying the population, which stands at 103 million now, is expected to reach 194 million people by 2050.

To deal with the expected doubling of the population, he said, the state also needs to double its infrastructure projects during the coming 30 years.

El-Sisi stressed the need to expand infrastructure projects, including roads, housing units, water desalination plants, and power plants over the coming years to cope with population increase.

“what we have achieved so far was believed to be unachievable, and we did it thanks to God,” the president said. 

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, Minister of Higher Education, and other state officials attended the ceremony.

MENA, Ahram Online

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