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Monday, 10 August 2020

Your top education stories of the week

Your top five education stories of the week:

  • Egypt received a USD 15 mn grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve basic education for students and literacy for adults as well as train new teachers.
  • Emaar Misr and ElSewedy Education signed an MoU last week to establish The Knowledge Hub Universities project which will host many global universities’ branches in Egypt such as UK’s Coventry University, according to Ahram Online.
  • Developing Africa’s Egyptian Cultural Centers: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has tapped the ministry of higher education to prepare an integrated plan to develop all Egyptian cultural centers in Africa as a way to develop bilateral relations with other countries, reports Al Masry Al Youm.
  • Egypt ranked no. 42 in US News’ global ranking for quality of education, jumping nine places from last year.
  • Some 70k students applied to take the 2020/2021 admission exams for public universities. Thanaweyya Amma results were announced last week and the country had a 81.5% passing rate, according to Ahram Online.

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