Digicam, the company behind the widely popular Digicame mobile device, has opened an online education course in Egypt.
The program, which is offered through the online course provider Udemy, offers online learning for students in Egypt and around the world.
Digicam’s CEO, Eman Abdel Rahman, said the new online course is aimed at helping Egypt prepare for the digitization of its government-controlled economy.
“We are committed to helping Egypt to become the world leader in digital education,” Abdel Rahman said in a statement.
Eman Abdel-Rahman, CEO of Digicams parent company Digicoms, speaks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2017.
Egypt is a key market for Digicamas mobile device as well as other digital products like the Ceton tablet.
Digital education is a big challenge for the country, Abdel-Salam said, as its economy struggles with the fallout from the Arab Spring.
He added that Digicamm’s online course helps Egyptian students become “digital natives” and get the “instruction and skills that will enable them to become productive citizens of Egypt.”
Egypt’s digital economy was in crisis following the Arab uprisings that began in 2011.
A study released last month by the World Bank showed that Egypt had the world’s largest online education gap in the Arab world.