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Monday, 9 November 2020

Your top education stories of the week

Your top education stories of the week:

  • Schools and universities will not close due to covid-19 this month, the education and higher education ministries said in response to rumors circulating online.
  • The Education Ministry has decided to stop the annual increase in tuition fees charged by private and international schools during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Public sector teachers will receive a EGP 390-630 wage bump starting January, after the House approved the plans last week. Payments for performance-related incentives and exam grading will also be increased.
  • Raya Contact Center is working on a vocational education project to train 100 students from various public universities to enhance their employability, in cooperation with the Alashanek Ya Baladi Association, according to the local press.
  • Emerging markets that invest in ensuring all girls receive a secondary education could see their GDP grow by an average of 10% by 2030, according to a report by Citi Global Insights and Plan International (pdf). This comes as many girls in developing countries have been disproportionately affected by school closures caused by the pandemic.

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