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Monday, 20 February 2017

Al Abakera is back, prize money exceeds EGP 35 mn

Did you know that Egypt is home to a game show that has the largest prize purse of any game show in the Middle East? Al Abakera (The Geniuses) is a fierce quiz show / reality edutainment competition between high schools competing to claim the winning title, but win or lose, every time a student answers a question correctly the entire school system wins money. That cash adds up, and participants last season won more than EGP 35 mn for their schools courtesy of the National Bank of Egypt. The second season launched this weekend and runs every Thursday and Saturday at 7pm on Al Kahera Wal Nas. Students from 32 schools from all governorates are going head-to-head — with even more prize money at stake. Go make your popcorn, folks, and settle in. (Watch the promo, runtime: 1:12)

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