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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Students protest exam cancellations, House calls on PM, education minister

High school students protest postponement of final exams, clash with police: A number of high school students protested in front of the Education Ministry in Cairo yesterday over the postponement of Thanawiya Amma exams following a widespread cheating scandal. The students called for the resignation of Education Minister Al-Hilali Al- Sherbini, with the protest making its way to the vicinity of Mohamed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square, where it was broken up by the police using tear gas, Al Shorouk says. MPs have also called for the resignation of the minister after an urgent meeting of the House Education Committee on Monday, Ahram Online reports. The committee summoned El-Sheribini and Prime Minister Sherif Ismail to face questioning over the leakes — called for a reshuffle of Education Ministry officials responsible for the exams, Al Masry Al Youm says.

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