Cabinet approves Arab states degree recognition convention

The Egyptian cabinet approved Egypt’s membership of UNESCO’s “Revised Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in the Arab States” on Wednesday 27 September, reports Ahram Online. This significant development aims to streamline the recognition of degrees earned by Egyptian graduates in countries that have signed the convention.

The revised convention was adopted in Paris in February 2022 and includes Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Yemen, according to UNESCO’s website. Egypt’s membership of the convention allows students holding certificates from Egyptian universities to have their degrees recognised by the Arab states that have signed the convention, read the cabinet’s statement.

The convention also promotes international cooperation in the field of higher education, including the recognition of degrees, which remains a strategic goal for governments in the region, added the cabinet. The recognition of higher qualifications will attract more foreign students to pursue their higher education degrees in Egypt, the cabinet continued.
Full report on the Ahram Online site