Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underlined the importance of striking a balance between educational specialisations and labour market needs.
Addressing the Supreme Council of Universities, Sisi underlined the importance of quality education.
He gave directives to expand the establishment of national non-profit (Ahleyya) universities and twinship between Egyptian and international universities to bridge the educational gap.
He noted that there are hundreds of thousands of job opportunities in digitalisation domain.
He referred to the efforts exerted over the past period to support the higher education infrastructure.
He said the past 10 years were a transitional stage to bridge the gaps of the state’s sectors, especially in the health and educational domains.
He noted that the state finalised about 50 per cent of the medical infrastructure and establishing about 700 hospitals out of total 1,400 hospitals which the state needs.
The president highlighted that the university stage is the best for building characters of youths, cautioning, however, that many specialisations are not needed in the labour market.