Dr. Ahmed Al-Ansari, Governor of Sohag, received on Tuesday, Dr. Seddik Afifi, founder of Al-Nahda Private University in Beni Suef, Governorate, Dr. Jamal Qureshi, undersecretary of Merit private University and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, in the framework of the province’s interest in encouraging investment and developing education, to provide its services to the citizens and children of Sohag.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Toni, the official spokesman for Sohag Governorate, stated that during the meeting, the governor affirmed his support for all service and development projects, especially in the field of education, as well as upgrading the educational system, noting the opening of a number of government and private educational facilities, including two international schools in the new city of Sohag, as well as the establishment of the new university hospital in New Sohag.
The Spokesman indicated that the meeting dealt with the diversification in providing medical educational services for the people and children of Sohag, especially with the opening of Merit University. In addition, there was a discussion of the mechanisms of civil society participation, represented by the Rotary Club “Saqqara”, which is headed by Dr. Seddik Afifi, in the presidential initiative “A decent life”.
For his part, Dr. Jamal Qureshi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Merit University, drew attention to the cooperation between the founder of Al-Nahda University and Merit University, which is expected to take place next year, indicating that it will start opening 3 colleges as a first stage among 13 colleges, starting by faculties of Human medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Noting that the constructive partnership will be a strong impetus to accelerate the completion of the university that will contribute to raising the level of education and scientific research in the various fields needed by the Sohag society.
It is worth noting that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued Resolution No. 8 of 2019, regarding the establishment of a private university by the name of “Merit University” for the first time in Sohag Governorate, with its headquarters in the new city of Sohag after being approved by the Council of Ministers.