Education Ministry to announce caps on international schools’ tuition fees
Education Ministry to announce caps on international school tuition fees: The Education Ministry is expected to announce a new system regulating tuition fees at international and private schools, Youm7 reports, citing unnamed ministry sources. According to the sources, Minister Tarek Shawki is refusing to allow schools to hike fees by 20% each year and will cap price increases at 7-15%. Schools will be evaluated individually and their quality will determine the maximum annual fee hike they’ll be permitted. International schools had said in January that they should be regulated by the Investment Ministry, rather than the Education Ministry, after Shawki’s predecessor El Hilali El Sherbini placed the International School of Choueifat and the American International School under administrative and financial supervision last year.