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Egypt launches Public Schools Portal

Ministry of Education portal will enable every school to set up its own website

Egypt launches Public Schools Portal
The portal will allow all public schools to set up their own websites for information and communications.

The Egyptian Ministry of Education has launched its new Public Schools Portal, which will support a website for every public school in the country.

The portal, which was formally launched yesterday, is intended to create new channels of communication between schools, students and parents, and to support the overall digital transformation of the public school system.

Using open source technology solutions and hosted on Azure cloud, this portal was developed by Link Development in collaboration with Microsoft, and is managed by Link Data Center.

The website of each School website gives the ability to publish news, classes and schedules of all stages, photos and videos, and leadership boards for distinguished students. All website visitors will be able to contact the school and find its location on the map, in addition to more features.

By selecting a cloud-based, open source-based platform, the Ministry has lower development and maintenance costs for the portal, while still enabling schools to easily access the portal and create their own web sites.

Link Development in partnership with Microsoft Egypt has developed the portal, and Link Data Center will manage the hosting and administration to ensure the continuous availability and efficiency of the portal year round.

Amin Azab, chief executive officer, LINK Development, said: "We are always proud to work with the Egyptian Government and its Ministries. We are pleased to be a catalyst for the implementation the government's plan for digital growth using Microsoft technologies, and our project in the field of Education comes as an essential step in improving the quality of both public schools and education in Egypt at a low cost. The strategic importance of the public schools' web-portal is its ability to act as a bridge connecting the public schools with the digital language that all of today's students speak."

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