Dr. Seddik Afifi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Merit University in New Sohag, directed, in an explanatory note, to Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, to demand a reduction in the minimum admission threshold for private universities, especially universities in remote areas such as Merit University in New Sohag, after the sharp drop in the number of students nominated in private universities due to For the higher minimum admission set by the Ministry of Higher Education.
Dr. Seddik Afifi explained in his explanatory memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, that the decrease in the number of students admitted to private universities came as a result of a number of reasons, foremost of which is the new high school system, which led to the largest segment of successful students falling into the category of those with a total score ranging from Between 60% and 70%.
Dr. Seddik Afifi stated in his explanatory note on behalf of the Merit University Board of Trustees, that setting a minimum level between 80% and 90% for private universities is considered a high minimum under the conditions of high school this year, especially in universities located in Upper Egypt, while a lower minimum was set. 5% for private universities, and a minimum for remote universities, with a minimum of 7% less, such as Sinai University with its two branches and King Salman University.
Dr. Seddik Afifi pointed out that the lack of compliance with the new electronic coordination system for the rules of geographical distribution led to the concentration of admission for most private university students in three out of 27 private universities, explaining that the number of high school students in Upper Egypt is low compared to Cairo and Lower Egypt, in addition to a low Purchasing power, which reflects negatively on the number of students nominated for private universities at the level.
Dr. Seddik Afifi, in his memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, called for lowering the minimum total for admission to private universities to allow an opportunity for a larger segment to join private universities, and to distinguish private universities in remote areas such as Merit University in New Sohag in southern Upper Egypt, similar to King Sinai University and Sinai University by lowering the minimum admission 5 % or 7%, in order to achieve the role of the state in the reconstruction of new cities and in support of the Upper Egypt society, which suffers from a shortage in the number of graduates in many fields, a deficiency that private universities, including Merit University, contribute to compensate for.
Dr. Seddik Afifi appealed to the Prime Minister to intervene and consider these demands so that Merritt University and private universities can fulfill their educational mission in front of students, faculty members, the supporting body and serve the Upper Egypt community in line with the state’s policy of encouraging national investment in vital fields, foremost of which is the field of education.
The article Dr. Seddik Afifi presents an explanatory note to the Prime Minister to reduce the minimum admission requirements for Merit University in Sohag, which was written in Al Borsa newspaper.