Ministry launches first e-learning platform for universities

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced the experimental launch of an electronic platform that will enable distance learning at the country’s universities, reports the Daily News Egypt.

The platform has been set up in cooperation with Microsoft International and Blue Cloud for Software Development. The move represents the first digital platform in Egypt providing online educational services, and will implement the new hybrid education system that has been put in place nationwide for the new academic year. This will ensure that students can seamlessly move between lectures that take place in person and online.

The platform will allow both faculty members and students to apply social distancing measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as allow for easy communication during virtual classes. Through the Microsoft Teams programmes, lecturers will be able to build collaborative classrooms that contribute to effective and modern educational environments for students. It will also facilitate the integration of study schedules in each college.
Full report on the Daily News Egypt site