Eradicating illiteracy in Egypt - File
CAIRO - 21 June 2022: Egyptian universities succeeded in eradicating illiteracy to 157 thousand citizens during the past three months, according to a report submitted by Dr. Muhammad Latif, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Universities.
This comes as part of the national project to eradicate illiteracy in Egypt, in cooperation with the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education.
The projects is part of the presidential initiative "Haya Karima" that seeks to eradicate the illiteracy of citizens in rural Egyptian villages.
The report stated the success of Egyptian universities in presenting luminous models and achieving remarkable achievements in facing the problem of illiteracy.
The report listed in details the number of illiterate citizens who were educated by each university:
Beni Suef University: (26,110) citizens
Al-Azhar University (25,406)
Sohag University (19593)
Zagazig University (16174)
Tanta University (8553)
Mansoura University (8240)
South Valley University (7103)
Damanhour University (6546)
Minya University (6351)
Menoufia University (6256)
Kafr University Sheikh (4189)
Ain Shams University (3809)
Assiut University (3119)
Benha University (2446)
Aswan University (2092)
Damietta University (1942)
Fayoum University (1632)
Helwan University (1436)
Valley University The New (1307)
Sadat City University (1268).
Some other universities also achieved good results, including the universities of (Alexandria, Suez, Port Said, Matrouh, Suez Canal, Arish, Luxor, Cairo).
Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar stressed the importance of universities’ cooperation with the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education to eradicate the illiteracy of citizens, noting that "all aspects of support needed by universities will be provided to enable it to play its national role in facing this challenge."
On his part, Dr. Adel Abdel Ghaffar, Media Adviser and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, said that "the universities’ effective role in eradicating illiteracy reflects their vital role in community service and environmental development, noting that universities have distinct human and material energies, which are utilized in facing this challenge."
The official spokesman added that the distinguished achievements made by universities to eradicate the illiteracy of citizens came as a result of following a number of important executive procedures, including:
1- Activating the cooperation protocol between the Supreme Council of Universities and the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education.
2- The Ministry's participation in the implementation of the illiteracy challenge project at the level of the Arab world.
3- The formation of a specialized committee to follow up efforts to combat illiteracy.
4- The launch of several competitions at the level of universities and institutes to compete for the best university award in facing the problem of illiteracy.