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Egypt Passes Bill to Establish and Regulate More Foreign Universities

An investment in the educational sector could lead to a stronger economy and an advanced educational system.

President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi has approved a bill to begin launching and regulating foreign universities in Egypt. The bill, which covers Law No. 162, was issued in the Egyptian official gazette on August 5, 2018.

The approval of the bill entails better facilities, such as access to higher education, or a more established scientific research system similar to what you would find in other countries. The law also stipulates that the financial costs of each university will be covered by the representative country of the university’s branch in Egypt, and that the minister responsible will establish a committee to review incoming requests from foreign universities looking to establish educational institutions in Egypt.

Egypt is already home to a number of international universities, such as the American University in Cairo and the German University in Cairo; Egypt has already signed agreements with Liverpool in June to start establishing British campuses in Egypt. Improving education in Egypt can potentially lead to being a source of national income, according to The Arab Weekly.

Main image from The National.