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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Education Ministry publishes list of actions it took against a number of private and international schools

The Education Ministry has published a naughty list of international and language schools in Egypt and the actions it has taken against them. On top of the list are SABIS’ International School of Choueifat and the American International School in New Cairo, both of which have been put under the Ministry’s financial and administrative control for charging parents “different tuition fees based on the USD exchange rate in violation of the law” among other “violations” for which they have been embroiled in a legal dispute with the government since last year. The Ministry’s list also includes a decision that ordered closed Nefertari International School and handed a number of warnings to other international schools for charging fees in foreign currency, not having the necessary permits, and other procedural violations. You can check here (Arabic only) to see if your kid’s / younger sibling’s / your own schools is listed. (Relax, non-readers of Arabic: If you’re looking for the “association-owned” schools — MBIS, NCBIS, BISC, etc — they’re not on the list. Neither is CAC.)

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