Cairo University Council acknowledged, in its meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the rules of student enrollment transfer to the university faculties in the coming academic year 2016 – 2017. The meeting of the council was headed by Cairo University President Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar, and attended by Giza Governor Maj. Gen. Kamal Eldally, and Former Head of the Council of State Councilor Gamal Nada. Head of Scientific Research Academy Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, Cairo University Vice-Presidents and the Deans of faculties also attended the council meeting. The council decided that Central Transfers Office – Cairo University that will start working on August 1, 2016, should conduct transferring top-ranked students. The grade of top-ranked students should not be less than excellent to be transferred to Faculty of Engineering and medical faculties, not less than very good for the rest of other practical faculties and not less than good for theoretical faculties. Transfers are done in the framework of the rate determined by the council for each faculty in light of faculties capacities for numbers of students transferred to them. The priority is for highly graded students and student should provide proof of their place of residence at the geographic domain of Cairo University. Transfers are not allowed for Faculties of Economic and Political Science, Mass Communication, Dar El-Ulum, Archaeology, Oral and Dental Medicine and Computers and Information.
Cairo University Vice-President for Education and Students Affairs Dr. Mohamed El-khost said that as for newly enrolled students who passed General Secondary stage, their transfer should be conducted by University Admission Co-ordination Bureau. This is for their transfer to either faculties that have counterparts at other universities or the faculties that do not have counterparts.
Cairo University Council approved increasing the numbers of expatriate students to 30% of admitted expatriates and decided as a maximum out of the numbers of students admitted to practical faculties. Regarding theoretical faculties, the admission is conducted according to the nature of each faculty without a specific rate. This is to keep with the movement of the state towards developing a strategy for increasing the numbers of expatriate students at Egyptian Universities and Institutes.
The University Council reviewed the decisions of Supreme Council of Universities concerning Open Education. The council decided to abide by the decisions of Supreme Council of Universities by continuing the non-admission of any new students to Open Education. Developing current curriculum of previously admitted students is continued for achieving required quality. Moreover, the working domain of Cairo University Open Education Center is being developed for providing Electronic Education services at faculties. Furthermore, there will be cooperation with open education centers of universities to offer their supporting technical services and signing partnership agreements to provide electronic education services. The University Council decided to form a committee for studying exams systems, security, confidentiality and means of their distribution among students. The council also approved decreasing exam hours at Faculty of Law to 2 hours only instead of 3 starting from next year exams.
Cairo University Council congratulated Faculty of Pharmacy for renewing quality and accreditation. Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar said that Faculty of Economics and Political Science is about to renew their quality and accreditation. He pointed out that there are 11 faculties that obtained quality at the university and there are four others that are about to obtain it.
The council reviewed the development witnessed by outpatient clinics at National Cancer Institute in offering therapeutic services to cancer patients in Egypt. The council commended the enhancement of presenting medical services to citizens at Kasr Al-Ainy Hospital in spite of large numbers of frequenting patients. The University Council also acclaimed the efforts of comprehensive development at Kasr Al-Ainy Hospital and equipping it with new devices costing EGPs 65 million for better health services.
Cairo University Council praised the societal role played by the university by contributing to society promotion and the university receiving societal support as well. The council was grateful to the Ministry of Interior for granting 150 wheelchairs to Disability Challengers Unit – Cairo University. The council also showed gratitude to a company that endowed three Golf cars to those with disabilities at Cairo University to use them in their transfers at the university campus.
The University Council decided to form a committee, headed by Cairo University Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Research, to study aspects of cooperation with Japanese Universities and scientific institutions. The committee is going to be formed in the light of what the Japanese ambassador in Cairo surveyed, during his visit to Cairo University, with respect to opening many cooperation fields with Cairo University.
The council acknowledged the donation presented form National Bank of Egypt to Faculty of Economics and Political Science to boost electronic mechanization project at the faculty. Establishing Academic Book Unit for each faculty and establishing Laser Surgeries Unit at Eltalaba Hospital for cooperating with The National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES) – Cairo University were allowed also by the council.
Cairo University President Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar honored Former Council of State President Councilor Gamal Nada and member of Cairo University Council after being honored by Presidency of Egypt for reaching the legal age. The council also mourned Professor of Psychology of Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, and pioneer of modern psychology at Egypt and the Arab World Prof. Dr. Mustafa Souif, and Former Dean of Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Ahmed Aziz Kamal.
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