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Monday, 23 November 2020

Your top education stories of the week

Your top education stories of the week:

  • CIRA mulls EGP 500 mn loan for Badr expansion: Leading private sector education outfit Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development is in talks with unnamed banks to obtain a EGP 500 mn loan to finance the expansion of its Badr University.
  • Nurseries around the country could close if the pandemic worsens in the weeks or months ahead, Social Solidarity Minister Nevine El Kabbaj has said.
  • Covid-19 cases among students: Around 300 students have been diagnosed with covid since the beginning of the academic year, Education Minister Tarek Shawki last week.
  • New tuition fees for state-run schools are due to be announced in January, but the Education Ministry has so far not raised fees.
  • AUC professors recognized by Stanford: Ten AUC professors have made it onto Stanford’s list of the top 2% most-cited scientists in the world.

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