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Monday, 23 March 2020

Your top 5 education stories of the week

Your top 5 education stories of the week:

  • School shut-down: Education Minister Tarek Shawky said the two-week shutdown of Egyptian schools and universities will likely be extended.
  • Orange Egypt, Avaya cooperate on e-learning: Orange Egypt and Avaya are partnering to provide e-learning technology to all educational institutions, including schools and universities in Egypt through the Avaya Spaces app.
  • Abwaab raises bumper pre-seed funding: Jordan’s Abwaab raised USD 2.4 mn in pre-seed funding round for its online tutoring platform, which hosts over 1k instructional arabic videos and personalized lessons by qualified teachers, with regional curriculum expansion in the pipeline.
  • Parents demand refunds on closure of private schools: Tarek Shawky is mediating disputes between schools and families who are demanding refunds for paid private school tuition after school closures have been announced.
  • Gov’t begins deep cleaning schools: Schools nationwide began deep cleaning on Friday amid continued closures to prevent the spread of covid-19.

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