Egyptian University connects Africa to India

Hosni_Mubarak.jpgEGYPT’S Ministry of Communications and IT (MCIT) and Alexandria University have signed a cooperation agreement that implements the African Electronic Network project at the education institution.

The agreement aims at putting into force the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in pushing forward the e-learning system.
“The project supports the establishment of an information network that connects African countries with India to be used in distance learning and e-medicine” said Dr Hoda Baraka, First Deputy to Minister of Communications and IT.

MCIT will provide Alexandria University with computers, satellite receivers and the equipment required for the distance learning website.
The ministry will also facilitate the acquisition of communication licenses for satellite frequencies. Additionally, MCIT will coordinate with Indian universities and the regional network member ones the type of programs that will be carried out in Egypt.
MCIT is the only representative party of the Egyptian Government in the African Electronic Network agreement.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt, Dr. Tarek Kamel and Minister of State for Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Hani Helal witnessed the signing of the cooperation agreement.