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Monday, 16 March 2020

Your top 5 education stories of the week

Your top education stories of the week:

  • Schools and universities in Egypt have been ordered to close for two weeks starting Sunday after Ittihadiya announced emergency measures designed to help prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus.
  • The Education Ministry had previously suspended extracurricular activities such as physical education, music and computer science programs as part of the ban on large gatherings.
  • Education Minister Tarek Shawky also announced the closure of group tutoring centers alongside schools and universities, over corona concerns.
  • Higher education has also gone online: University lectures will be uploaded to YouTube and the Higher Education Ministry encouraged online learning during the temporary university shutdown.
  • The Higher Education Ministry is considering extending academic semesters in light of university closures.

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