Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, reviewed a report submitted by Dr. Hisham Farouk, Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, on the executive position of the electronic exams project, which is being applied to colleges in the medical sector as a first stage, in Egyptian public universities, in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Universities.
The report stated that about 84 field visits were conducted to Egyptian universities to inspect the electronic examination centers in a number of 26 universities, which concluded that the completion rates for the work required to operate the system are close to completion, and the completion rate has reached 95%.
The report indicated that 80% of computers were supplied to all health sector faculties (human medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and nursing) within the first phase of the project, which cost about 1.1 billion pounds.
The report added that electronic exams were held at the end of the academic year 2020/2021 in 24 faculties of the medical sector in 10 public universities on the software of the electronic examination system, at the universities (Ain Shams - Helwan - Benha - Tanta - Port Said - Suez - Beni Suef - South Valley - Fayoum - Mansoura), with the participation of more than 54,000 students, with an attendance rate of 93.14%.
The report noted the progress of the equipment work in the electronic examination centers, as 20 universities completed more than 90% of the equipment, including 6 universities, in which the equipment work reached 100%, the number of computers in the examination centers reached about 18,112, and the number of supplied servers reached 34 servers, 799 network distributors and 41 routers were supplied.
The report dealt with the position of supplies and installation of smart university devices for the first phase of the project, where 26 HCI servers, 351 networks switches, 52 firewalls, and 40 WAF devices were supplied.