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Monday, 17 August 2020

Your top education stories of the week

Your top education stories of the week:

  • Unfair IG exams: Parents are complaining to Cambridge University and the British Embassy that their children who took IGCSE tests during covid-19 were unfairly evaluated after many of them failed their exams, reports Al Masry Al Youm.
  • Partial refund on bus fees: School bus fees paid for the second term of the last academic year will be deducted from tuition fees for the coming school year, with non-compliant schools subject to a fine.
  • Four new universities: Egypt will establish four new non-profit private universities in Alamein, Suez, New Mansoura and Sinai.
  • Purdue University dual degrees: The ICT Ministry signed two agreements with the US’ Purdue University to offer dual degrees to engineering students studying at Misr Informatics University and later allow them to obtain a master’s degree from the Indiana campus.
  • Two additional universities you can apply to online: The University of Science and Technology in Zewail City and the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology will be included in the country’s nationwide electronic university admissions system for the 2020-2021 academic year, reports Sada El Balad.

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