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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

House Committee recommends EGP 22 bn increase for education in Egypt’s FY2020-2021 budget

BUDGET WATCH- House committee recommends bumping up education funding by EGP 22 bn in FY2020-2021: The House Education and Scientific Research Committee has recommended providing an additional EGP 22 bn in funding for the Education Ministry under the state FY2020-2021 budget, a portion of which will be earmarked for e-learning initiatives, according to Al Shorouk. EGP 950 mn of the funds would be earmarked for disinfecting secondary and technical examination facilities while the remainder would go towards supporting the ministry’s e-learning infrastructure, university hospitals and setting aside emergency funds. The government’s proposed FY2020-2021 budget had increased education spending by 70% from the previous year to EGP 132 bn.

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