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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Shou Ming making headlines as Egypt’s Thanaweya Amma kicks off

Shou Ming making headlines as Thanaweya Amma kicks off: Abir Ahmed, founder of an Egyptian mothers’ association, has taken to the local press to send a message to the notorious exam-cheating Shou Ming Facebook group, which seems to be back in action as the Thanaweya Amma final exams begin. Authorities should closely monitor and shutdown pages which “create distress among students and parents and aim to embarrass the Education Ministry,” Ahmed said in a statement to journalists. The page has been leaking national exams since 2015, and has had at least two of its administrators arrested by the Interior Ministry since then. The problem of cheating on finals at Egyptian schools has become increasingly widespread in recent years — so much so that the Ismail Cabinet established in 2017 a committee dedicated to curbing the Shou Ming phenomenon.

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