1-Provide a chance of continuing education to students and the workforce who look forward to raising their culture and academic standards.
2- Make available a special education chance for those who have missed regular academic study .A considerable number of students join the open university after graduating from high schools but failed to enroll in the regular academic faculties of their choice because of inadequate grade level.
No doubt the spectre of the Secondary School Examination result, which qualifies for university enrolment taking place every year , will be gradually alleviated for many with the expansion in this system , giving hope to students and taking a part of the burden off the state which currently spends a great deal on education for some who may simply aspire to obtain a university degree and not vocational training.
3- Give an opportunity to people of different specializations to be qualified on other specializations.
For Instant , a Bachelor of Commerce degree holder could enroll to obtain a B.Sc. degree in desert Reclamation in order to reclaim and plant a plot of desert land which he/she may have bought recently or ameliorate the management and operation of a farm in his/her possession . The Education chance facilitated by the Open University is therefore a mean of realizing such aspirations .
4- Develop and Update the knowledge and skills of workers in all fields and specializations .
5- Give access to study at higher education level to Egyptian abroad as well as foreigners in Egypt, while doing their jobs and studying their place of residence.
6- Aim of the optimum application of educational technology with the purpose of delivering the educational service to all wherever they are.
While Cairo University ,represented by the Cairo University Centre for Open Education ,offers this significant contribution to those who have missed the opportunity of regular academic education, it adopts the philosophy of Distant Learning , reformulating it to suit the student.
Thus, the new chance combines self learning and practical application of the idea in the manner of organizing periodic meetings of the students with the faculty staff ,in addition to a number of advanced study aids such as audiovisual halls, electronic reading ,language and translation laboratories and computers .
The Cairo University Center for Open Education is pleased to provide this service .Hundreds of graduates have already obtained the first academic degree (the Bachelor Degree). Current efforts seek to achieve even higher standards.
Cairo University will continue to design more programmes to meet the needs of the society and the requirements of development