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Sustaining and supporting higher education and scientific research sector

Considering the requirements of partnership dynamism’s revival between the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications as well as that of Higher Education and Scientific Research to implement the common sectoral policies, both sectors proceed within an approach bringing together efforts, means and resources. Indeed, many framework agreements have been signed in this respect and several initiatives have been launched.

In 2021, both sectors had concluded a framework agreement on consolidating telecoms infrastructures and networks via high-speed and very high-speed internet, in addition to fostering the promotion and development of scientific activity for higher education and scientific research institutions, since it is the pedestal and driving force of national development. This will enable to encourage and foster all kinds of scientific activities supervised by the institutions of higher education and scientific research, mainly  the young elite of researchers and students.

Algerie Telecom corporation has concluded an agreement with the Research Center for Sientific and Technical Information on defining the general framework ruling the academic research network modernization coming under higher education sector.

Furthermore, both sectors had organized a workshop dedicated to fostering talents and skills in the ICTs as well as the appropriate ecosystem to encourage digital economy’s building in Algeria in cooperation with “Deloitte Algerie” consulting company aiming at analyzing the adaptability of public and private sectors request for competences in the ICTs. This happened with the participation of representatives of the concerned Ministries in charge mainly of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Employment, Finance, Energy, Digitization, Startups, Renewable Energies in addition to representatives of institutions and bodies like the Government Electronic Certification Authority (AGCE), the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE) and research centers such as the Research Center for Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST) beside the Research Center for Applied EconomIcs for development (CREAD).

In the light of the resulting recommendations and the analysis outcomes by the concerned actors, it has been agreed on establishing a “white book about developing skills and talents in the ICTs in Algeria”, comprising recommendations aimed for all the stakeholders concerned with drawing up strategic plans in the ICTs-acting talents for the optimal response to the requirements of digital economy in Algeria.

Furthermore, Algerie Poste corporation has concluded an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research about defining the general conditions governing the students’ payment of university fees in postal institutions and remotely via e-payment by Edahabia card.

In this respect, over 2.4 million transactions were conducted online for the 2023-2024 academic year to include, for the first time, the payment of registration fees (and registration for the second time), transportation and housing, while it used to be carried out only for new students.

The number of registered transactions has risen by about 19 times compared to 2022 which registered 125,618  transactions and to 2021 with 99,666 transactions and to 2020 with 64,786 transactions.