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EPITA Announces the Signature of Agreement with Arab Organization for Industrialization for the benefit of Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for Collaboration in Artificial Intelligence

EPITA is pleased to announce the signature of an agreement with Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt (MCIT) virtually, regarding the collaboration in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The agreement was signed by Ms. Aida El-Sabban, the chairperson of Board at Electronics Factory and Dr. Joël Courtois, the Managing Director of EPITA, in the presence of Mr. Amr El-Rashidi, the Deputy Ambassador of Egypt to France, Mr. Golestan Radwan, the Advisor to the ICT Minster for AI and Mr. Rabih Haddad, the Director of International Programs of EPITA.

The objective of this agreement is to have an effective knowledge transfer system through EPITA’s teaching 160 Egyptian teachers and enabling them to deliver a customized curriculum for a 9-month postgraduate diploma in AI.

EPITA helps Egypt in rising to challenges in IT education

As part of its national AI strategy, Egypt is embarking on an ambitious program of training its youth in the disciplines of AI and data science, in order to prepare future generations for the mastery of relevant technology and its application to solve the issues that the country is addressing. The program also aims at strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Egypt.

The major challenge in training Egyptian youth is the lack of teachers who are capable of delivering state-of-the-art content to university students and graduates. EPITA agrees to assist Egypt in providing a ‘Teach the teacher’ (TTT) program, after receiving an invitation from the AOI for the benefit of MCIT.

Optimum balance between teaching, research and industry

During the signing ceremony, Dr. Courtois emphasized that Information Technology is now of paramount importance in all businesses and everyday life, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the technology changes rapidly, EPITA, which is dedicated to deliver quality IT education, has been striking a balance between teaching and research activities in tandem with the catering of industries’ needs. EPITA will strive to instill this value, the keystone to success in IT education, to Egyptian teachers through the diploma program.

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