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Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities students wrap up their ninth term and start their tenth term on WEP[edit]

Author: Walaa Abdel Manaem (Wikipedia Education Program Egypt) & (Egypt Wikimedians User Group)

Ninth Celebration Conference of WEP in Egypt, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, 28 January 2017.



Summary: The ninth term of WEP courses has ended and the tenth term of WEP has started in the Faculty of Arts at Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities with great success.

Article: Walaa Abdel Manaem, Wikipedia Education Program leader at Cairo University, has promoted posts on social media websites and brochures to help and encourage new participants from the departments of Spanish and English languages at Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities to understand the general idea of the program and start editing articles. Also, she held online webinars to follow up with her students in addition to the workshops held at the campus to teach students how to edit Wikipedia.

Regarding numbers, 22 students joined this course, of which 18 are female and 4 are male students. They worked on more than 100 articles on the Arabic Wikipedia. They have achieved 5 featured articles, 2 good articles and a featured list. Also, when they wrapped up their tenth term, there were some articles which they hadn't finished yet to be nominated as featured and good articles.

Over ninth consecutive terms, Egyptian students have added massive amounts of content to Wikipedia that now accounts for 3% of the whole Arabic encyclopedia. This content also increases article quality, with a growing number of featured and good articles that represent approximately 12.3% of the featured articles, 7.7% of good articles, 2.7% of featured portals, and 3.8% of featured lists of the Arabic Wikipedia.

Regarding the distinguished contributions of Cairo and Al-Azhar Universities students over ninth consecutive terms of WEP, they have added 53.33% of the featured articles, 36.11% of good articles, 100% of featured portals, and 100% of featured lists of the Arabic Wikipedia.


Tags: Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt here.