EC-Council University Partners with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University to Promote Cybersecurity Learning in Africa

EC-Council University (ECCU) has partnered with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University to support Morocco and other African nations' efforts to meet contemporary cybersecurity challenges.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, March 18, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As the information technology industry grows, cybersecurity careers are projected to grow along with it. In response to this growth, EC-Council University, a leading American cybersecurity institution, has partnered with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University to support Moroccan and, more broadly, African students with the skills needed to help them attain senior executive roles in cybersecurity. This collaboration will strengthen the African cybersecurity landscape and help future Moroccan cybersecurity graduates meet contemporary cybersecurity challenges.

According to research and market reports, the Middle East and African cybersecurity markets are predicted to be valued at USD 23.4 billion by 2023. An increased focus on enhancing regulations and compliance requirements has been a major factor behind the African cybersecurity market's growth.

Through this partnership, qualified practitioners and cybersecurity students can pursue an executive education at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University to earn a Master of Science in Cyber Security through EC-Council University's online program.

"This partnership between EC-Council University and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aims to assist people looking to venture into the cybersecurity industry by opening doors for them to many new and exciting opportunities. This collaboration will be the start of many new ventures for skilled workers in Morocco." - Lata Bavisi, President at EC-Council University.

"We are excited to partner with EC-Council University. This agreement will help cybersecurity candidates in Morocco, and soon in other African countries, learn and develop the necessary cybersecurity skills to make them industry-ready. Our mission at UM6P is to make African talents benefit from best-in-class education from all around the world." - Hicham El Habti, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University President.

About EC-Council University
EC-Council University is dedicated to creating superior educational programs in the discipline of cybersecurity. These programs will equip graduates with the knowledge to assess the latest IT security risks and the expert skills to handle them successfully. The University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (BSCS) gives students the required exposure, builds cybersecurity skills, and develops leadership abilities that help candidates grow as a cybersecurity professional. Upon graduation from the Master of Science in Cyber Security (MSCS), ECCU graduates enter the workforce as experts able to apply domain knowledge to stay ahead of the competition.

ECCU is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education, and is also an acknowledged member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

ECCU employs industry practitioners as faculty members who also serve as mentors for the students when they pursue careers in cybersecurity. The iLabs activities offered by ECCU help cybersecurity students in gaining hands-on knowledge that they later apply in their prospective careers.

About Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation with a focus on Africa. The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development.

These mechanisms enable it to consolidate Morocco's frontline position in these fields in a unique partnership-based approach and boost skills training relevant to Africa's future.

Located in Benguerir, near Marrakech, in the heart of the Mohammed VI Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University intends to shine on a national, continental, and international scale.

More than just a traditional academic institution, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is a platform for experimentation and a breeding ground for opportunities, which students refer to as a "School of Life."

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