Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan emphasized the Ministry's keenness to spread the culture of self-employment and entrepreneurship among university students and young graduates, and to develop their abilities and potentials to create job opportunities in the professions needed by the labor market. He emphasized the cooperation between the ministry and the university to eliminate unemployment.

This came through the participation of the Minister of Manpower at the opening of "ICT in our lives" conference organized by the Department of Information and Computer Systems at the Faculty of Commerce annually. The conference is held this year in cooperation with the Computer Department of the Faculty of Engineering in the period from 16 to 18 December 2017 under title of "Information Systems for Sustainability".

The minister added that according to the recently signed protocol with Dr. Essam El-Kurdi, AU graduates will be trained on various careers for periods 2 or 4 months in the training centers of the Ministry of Manpower in Alexandria, then the trainee will be supported by a loan to start his own business.