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Monday, 18 November 2019

Your top 5 education stories for the past week

Your top five education news stories in Egypt during a very slow news week for education:

  • The government has denied that it is considering killing universal access to public education and begin imposing fees. The story made it to the foreign press, with Sputnik Arabic noting the story.
  • Egypt’s education sector is still a very viable and attractive investment destination, argues Chairman of the British Egyptian Business Association Khaled Nasr in an op-ed piece for El Watan. Nasr does not address issues such as the cap on foreign ownership and the limit placed on how much schools can raise tuition — which limits both investment and revenue.
  • EFG Hermes’ Egypt Education Fund is expecting to close a new acquisition before the end of the year “to expand the platform’s service offering range.”
  • The Education Ministry’s reform program is a key driver in expanding smart tablet production in Egypt, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said on Saturday, according to Al Shorouk.
  • Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar advocated for joint academic research cooperation with Belarussian universities in energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and water, at a meeting with his Belarussian counterpart on Sunday, Al Masry Al Youm reports.

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