Economy

Clarification of a rumor: the state's intention to privatize the higher education system in conjunction with the expansion of the establishment of private universities

Aya Hussein

Some websites and social media pages circulated news about the state’s intention to privatize the higher education system to coincide with the expansion of the establishment of private universities, and the Media Center of the Council of Ministers contacted the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which denied these news Stressing that there is no truth to privatizing the higher education system in conjunction with the expansion of the establishment of private universities, and that no decisions have been issued in this regard, stressing the continued state ownership of the education sector without any intention to privatize it, as the state is committed to developing the education file in its various stages, while providing services Sophisticated education based on quality assurance, and free of charge for all citizens alike without any discrimination, given that education is an inherent right of Egyptians guaranteed by the constitution and the law, noting that the goal of establishing private universities is to provide educational programs to qualify graduates to meet the needs of the labor market and create opportunities and distinct specializations need itThe labor market locally and internationally, without achieving any profits, but the student expenses are re-pumped to be used in the operation and maintenance work, the modernization of laboratories and the development of the educational system, according to the latest international standards.


In a related context, private universities contribute to achieving the state’s strategy in the field of higher education up to a year 2050, among which is providing a high level of education at the academic and applied levels, which contributes to providing high-quality education opportunities in various sciences, as well as qualifying graduates to be able to compete in the local, regional and global labor markets.

We appeal to all the various media and social media users to investigate accuracy and objectivity in publishing news and communicating with the concerned authorities To make sure before publishing information that is not based on any facts and leads to confusion among citizens, and in case of any inquiries or complaints, please refer to the official website of the Ministry (portal.mohesr.gov.eg), and to report any rumors or false information, please send to Affiliate WhatsApp numbers To the Media Center of the Council of Ministers (01155508851 -01155508851 )) on 600 hours, seven days a week, or via e-mail (

).