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Monday, 31 August 2020

Your top education stories for the week

Your top stories for education this week:

  • The tender for the second phase of the PPP schools program is set to take place within two weeks, the local press reports, citing Ater Hanoura, head of the Finance Ministry’s Private Sector Partnership Unit.
  • There are currently around 20k university students studying abroad, spending some EGP 20 bn, which the Higher Education Ministry wants to tempt back to Egypt, Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on the sidelines of the inauguration of national projects in Alexandria, Mubasher reports.
  • The deadline to register for new universities’ admissions exams has been pushed back to 2 September by the Higher Education Ministry, according to a cabinet statement.
  • The Higher Education Ministry yesterday announced the Thanaweya Amma exam results for medical students.
  • The Education Ministry signed a three-year cooperation protocol with Orange Egypt to develop an e-learning platform for the ministry and provide the hosting and cloud infrastructure services.
  • We’re getting more clarity in the coming weeks on what shape K-12 education in Egypt will look like in the fall, from Education Minister Tarek Shawki.

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