Digital Egypt Builders InitiativePublished: 2021-08-16 12:42:01 |
Digital Egypt Builders is a unique initiative that was launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) as to offer a free scholarship to graduate students from Faculties of Engineering departments of Computer, Communications, Electronics, Biomedical or Faculties of Computer Science, or Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics (Computer Science) where the initiative is implemented in cooperation with a number of major international universities, specializing in new technology fields, and local and global companies, working in the fields of ICT or in development of leadership or language skills.
It’s worth to mention that those global universities grant technical master’s degree in the field of ICT or a professional master’s degree according to the certificate provided by the university. As for the role of companies, they will undertake various activities, including conducting hands-on workshops in different technology areas, contributing to enriching the educational process and providing training programs to develop student skills and grant them approved certificates after they have completed the training. Each student also receives a certificate in leadership and management skills and an English proficiency certificate from specialized global companies.
The Digital Egypt Builders Initiative (DEBI) falls under the pillar “Egyptian Human Development”, one of the key pillars of MCIT strategy for building Digital Egypt, so the initiative seeks to empower the next generation of Egyptian young graduates, where as they will be selected according to specific conditions and admission criteria to be prepared as young cadres in various fields, including Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Robotics and Automation and Digital Arts. In addition, they will be assigned to a training program on leadership and management skills that would prepare qualified leaders to work in the entities responsible for transforming Egypt into a first-class digital state by using the latest technologies in the learning process and through the presence of students in a well-developed university campus that could keep pace with state-of-the-art smart universities.
In this regard, H.E. Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag - President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is encouraging all AASTMT graduates to participate in the Digital Egypt Builders Initiative (DEBI).