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Canada: Seneca and Camosun in TNE partnerships

Toronto-based university Seneca has signed an agreement to establish two campuses in Cairo, providing degree courses in business, engineering, information technology as well as English language training.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Cairo. Photo: CNW Group/Seneca

CIRA Education is keen to improve the quality of education in Egypt by supporting projects that aim to develop the educational system

Meanwhile, Camosun College in British Columbia has recently signed a pathway agreement with Miriam College in the Philippines.

The MoU between the Ontario institution and its Egyptian counterpart, Al-Ahly CIRA Company for Educational Services, has been recently endorsed in Cairo by Seneca president David Agnew and Karim Saada, chairman of the board of directors at Al-Ahly Capital Holding Company.

Al-Ahly is the part of the joint venture with private education player CIRA Education.

“We are delighted to be working with CIRA to offer more opportunities to Egyptian youth to further their education,” said Agnew.

“We will bring to Cairo our decades of experience in high-quality polytechnic education that builds great careers for our graduates.”

Saada added that the agreement will help to develop CIRA’s strategy that hopes to contribute to an educational system that “provides equal opportunities for every Egyptian student to obtain a distinguished educational experience”.

“CIRA Education is keen to improve the quality of education in Egypt”

“CIRA Education is keen to improve the quality of education in Egypt by supporting projects that aim to develop the educational system, especially with the need for the education sector to support the private sector to provide a high-quality education level for all segments of Egyptian society in various sectors with specialisations that support the labor market with its actual needs,” added Hassan El-Kalla, of CIRA Education.

Egyptian minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mohamed Ayman Ashour, who attended the signing ceremony, commended the agreement as another step on the path towards accomplishing the ambitious Egypt Vision 2030.

The partnership between Camosun and the Filipino institution in Quezon City will create a pathway for students in the South East Asia region to access Camosun and Miriam degrees in business administration and diplomas in early learning and care, health care assistant and mental health and addictions.

“We’re very excited to be bringing Camosun programs to the world, with Miriam College,” said Lane Trotter, president of Camosun College.

“The collaboration with Miriam College means students in the Philippines can start their Canadian educational study closer to home, and give Canadian and other students an exciting study option in the Philippines, while giving them the option to complete some of the studies overseas.”

The deal also includes a student exchange program for Camosun and Miriam students, as well as opportunities for faculty.

“Access to Camosun degree and diploma programs through Miriam College here in the Philippines will allow us to continue advancing knowledge at a time when the world is changing faster,” Ambassador Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario, president of Miriam College, added.

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