Last Night’s Talk Shows: PIF’s BTECH acquisition gets airtime + Another tragedy hits our schools
The Saudi PIF’s acquisition of 34% of local electronics retailer BTECH got top billing on a mixed night on the airwaves. After breaking the good news in a sit-down with Enterprise yesterday, BTECH CEO Mahmoud Khattab joined El Hekaya last night (watch, runtime: 5:39) to discuss what the acquisition means for the company.
ELSEWHERE- A second tragedy mars the start of the school year: An eight-year-old girl has died after falling from the third-storey window of a primary school in Agouza, marking the second death in an Giza school within the first days of the academic year. The Education Ministry will offer EGP 100k to the child’s family and has launched an investigation into the matter, according to a statement. Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 3:32) and Hadrat El Mowaten (watch, runtime: 2:27) covered the story.
The incidents have put school safety in the spotlight: Several members of staff at the Agouza school have been suspended and face Education Ministry and legal investigations, the statement read. Having second-graders on the third floor is itself a violation of ministry regulations, Education Ministry spokesman Shady Zalata told El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 6:35). Zalata declined to comment on local media reports that the girl fell to her death trying to escape physical punishment from her teacher. The ministry will conduct spot-safety inspections at schools across the country in light of the incidents.