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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Last night’s talk shows for Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Our roundup of last night’s talk shows is (temporarily) back from its hiatus to take note of an interview with Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar that caught our attention.

The ministry is in talks with private universities to potentially “reassess” their tuition fees in light of the economic burdens students and their parents are under because of the pandemic, Abdel Ghaffar told Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary last night (watch, runtime: 22:15). The ministry does not have the authority to impose a mandatory pricing scheme, Abdel Ghaffar said, and is instead playing a regulatory role.

Universities will formulate a hybrid learning system within the next 30 days, and will also come up with a rotation schedule for students on campus at any given time, Abdel Ghaffar said. Hybrid learning systems involve students going to classes for two days a week, and continuing with remote learning for the remaining three days.

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