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Google Offers To Educate Egypt

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by pow-wow, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. pow-wow

    pow-wow Guest

    The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education is getting a helping hand, courtesy of Google. The search engine giant is going to provide the ministry with Google Apps for Education, which will allow it to access "innovative email, instant messaging, and calendaring, with accounts on your school's domain, all for free."

    Dr. Hany Helal, Egypt's Minister of Higher Education, spoke about the arrangement. "We are delighted to be able to offer our students access to Google's unique suite of communication tools," he said in a statement. "We believe that strategic alliances with technology leaders like Google are key to accelerating the contribution that technology can make to the education in Egypt."

    According to AME Info, Egypt is the first country "to implement Google Apps for Education in the region." An article on Maktoob pointed out that the service "is one of a number of products made available in Arabic recently - including Gmail, Google News, Rosetta, Mobile Web Search, AdWords and a new version of the Google Toolbar 4."

    source: http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/topnews/wpn-60-20061207GoogleOffersToEducateEgypt.html
  2. its nice of google to do that, but there's the wider issue if supporting a monarchy in power. after all they're just dictators who have been dictating for soo long they get to be called king.

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