Cairo, Egypt, January 19th, 2014
Egypt will be one of the twenty economies in 2020. This will take place despite the current situations in Egypt which we considered as a positive transition stage. It gives human being the confidence that no specific entities would monopolize or continue to monopolize the state- HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh.
HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), announced a set of projects and programs in the fields of scientific research and IT to be implemented in Egypt in the near future by TAG-Org.
He said: “We work with many agencies in Egypt on significant projects, including the establishment of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) of which I have the honor to chair as a joint project with the EU. The purpose of this organization lies in the development of a scientific research network that connects universities and research centres."
“We are contacting Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to have the centre of the Network established in Cairo. In addition, we want this network to be a free zone for scientific research, information exchange and to connect universities and research centres related to development and modernization," he added.
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh revealed final-stage discussions with the American University in Cairo on the establishment of Engineering Management Faculty. He pointed out "This major is not specialized in architecture or in the construction and the development of engineering project management. We teach this major at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College in Bahrain"
He said: “Our works and services enhance the (performance) government, private sector and educational institutions especially on using skill technique."
As Chairman of ASREN,, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh held a meeting with Minister of Higher Education Dr. Hossam Issa, Minister of Education Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Nasr and several university presidents and discussed the scientific and technical cooperation with the Organization.
A press conference was also held on “Arab and Egyptian Education Future between Reality and Application” in which he confirmed that the education was one of the most important and strategic sectors in the state. He called for the necessity of the transition to the digital education which will eliminate the idea and the problem of the university campus. He pointed out that smart bag and school are the solution.
He also said: “There is a dangerous phenomenon facing Egypt these days. 89% of Egyptian people receive education in public schools and universities. However, the future will be for the digital education being the best and the most spread around the world. Thus, we need an Egyptian revolution to change education in Egypt as we have to eliminate digital literacy. We, at TAG-Org, worked out the developing of a special program for this purpose. Moreover, that program was approved by Cambridge International Examinations / University of Cambridge. It also called for the rapid transition to the digital education and smart schools."
On the other hand, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said: “Egypt will be one of the twenty economies in 2020. This will take place despite the current situations in Egypt which we considered as a positive transitional stage. It gives human being the confidence that no specific entities would monopolize or continue to monopolize the state."
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh also said: “I believe that the strength or the weakness of the Arab nation lies in Egypt’s strength or weakness."
He underlined that Egypt remains a historical pivotal state. It is also the key engine of the Arab world.
“We have the honour to be the only institution of its kind which has its building and headquarter in the Smart Village of 6th of October City.” He considered that eliminating monopoly allowed opportunities to people to work in light of equality. “This will help; in its return, to create innovation which produces nothing but an age of equal opportunities and possibilities for all."