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Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Thanaweya Amma students get results, Tokyo Olympians get state kudos

The thanaweya Amma exams were the talk of the town on the nation’s airwaves last night after Education Minister Tarek Shawky announced yesterday exam results at a press conference, during which Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar also disclosed the minimum GPA admission requirements for incoming Thanaweya Amma freshmen students, according to a cabinet statement.

Almost 74% of high schoolers have passed their Thanaweya Amma exams this year, down from 82% the year before, Shawky said, noting that students can get their results online through the ministry’s website. Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 24:27), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 3:12) and Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 4:37) were among those who took note of the press conference.

Also getting headline treatment last night: Tokyo 2020 Olympic medalists, who were honored by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi at a ceremony held yesterday at the Ittihadiya Palace and attended by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi, according to an Ittihadiya statement. El Sisi also honored the coaching staff of this year’s Olympics champions, who brought home one gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Among those who had coverage of the ceremony: Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 14:35) and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 3:32).

The Dabaa nuclear plant was also in the news: As much as 20% of the Dabaa nuclear plant will have been locally constructed and manufactured when the 4.8 GW facility is up and running, Electricity Ministry spokesman Ayman Hamza said in a phone-in to Sada El Balad’s Ahmed Moussa (watch, runtime: 30:00). Work on construction permits for the plant — poised to be completed in 2030 rather than in FY2028-2029 thanks to covid-19 disruption — is progressing as planned, Hamza said, without specifying an estimated timeframe for when permits would be issued.

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