High school kids might get a second kick at thanaweya amma
Thanaweya amma students may soon get a second chance at improving their grades: The Education Ministry is looking into ways to allow students to repeat the entire academic year if they’re not happy with their grades, Masrawy quoted Education Minister Reda Hegazy as saying. The ministry is proposing to amend the Education Act to allow high school students to repeat the entire school year if they want to improve their total grades to increase their chances of admission into the college of their choice. Students are currently not permitted to retake final exams unless they have failed.
Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:
- Staff at inspection points for customs will work seven days a week for the coming two weeks to help fast-track import inspection and alleviate some of the economic disruption caused by import restrictions. (Al Mal)
- Scrap metal export ban extended: The Trade and Industry Ministry has extended its ban on exports of salvaged and scrap metals for another six months to help manufacturers cope with price hikes and shortages of raw materials. (Al Mal)
- Egyptians for Housing and Development has denied reports that it has received an offer from a Saudi firm for a 25% stake in the company, but said it is exploring a strategic partnership with an unnamed large Saudi development company for a potential venture with the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA). (Statement, pdf)
- The General Authority for Land and Dry Ports will receive technical proposals from companies interested in managing and operating the Damietta Dry Port this month. (Al Borsa)
- Japanese subway operator Tokyo Metro has “expressed a strong interest” in managing and operating the Cairo Metro Line 4 in partnership with Mitsubishi. (Transport Ministry statement)