Private tutoring could soon be regulated by the Education Ministry
Tutoring centers could go legit: Private tutoring centers will have to get licensed by the Education Ministry, Education Minister Reda Hegazy yesterday told the House of Representatives, according to Youm7. Last year, the Tax Authority demanded that tutoring center owners start paying taxes, though the industry remains part of the informal economy and isn’t governed by legislation.
5-star schools? Private schools will soon be classified using the star system, like hotels, Hegazy told the House, Al Mal reports. The rating will measure the quality of education and will affect the price points set by certain schools. The ministry will also launch a digital platform for the school licensing process, he added.
MEANWHILE- KarmSolar will build an EGP 500 mn solar plant to power dairy company Juhayna’s Wadi El Gedid farm. (Zawya)
Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:
- Officials from the Oil Ministry have held talks with Finnish telecoms company Nokia over potential cooperation on the ministry’s digital transformation strategy for the mining and oil and gas industries. (Statement)
- The Musicians’ Syndicate announced a temporary ban on mahraganat singers to “study their case to preserve Egypt’s artistic value.” (Statement, pdf)