An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Children Represent Over One Third of Egypt’s Population

Children Represent Over One Third of Egypt’s Population

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics has announced that the number of Egyptian children below the age of 18 years has reached 33.3 million children, representing over one third of the country’s total population.   The statement released by CAPMAS also said that 90% of boys and 92.2% of girls between six to 11 years […]

Education in UAE Costs 1.5 Million Dirhams per Child

Education in UAE Costs 1.5 Million Dirhams per Child

  Affording proper education for a child nowadays is being almost impossible. According to a new report from a financial solutions provider, school and university fees in UAE can cost up to Dhs1.5 million per child in the UAE. The study is based on the cost of international curriculum schools in the UAE, followed by […]

Egyptian Teacher Caught on Camera Intentionally Stepping on a Student

Egyptian Teacher Caught on Camera Intentionally Stepping on a Student

  What on Earth is going on in Egypt’s schools? This is the second leaked post in the past couple of months exposing a case of student abuse. A photo went viral today of a social worker at Mohamed Abdou school pushing her feet against a student’s chest.   What could possibly call for such an […]

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

So November is around the corner and to some it might be just the start of a gloomy weather, but for an Egyptian parent, it is the time for meltdowns, hysteria, valiums and nightmares.   We’ve got two words for you: School interviews. Rumor has it that they are scarier than Voldemort, more painful than […]

Youssef ElHosseiny Brings Debate to the Table: Praying Gama3a in the Playground

Youssef ElHosseiny Brings Debate to the Table: Praying Gama3a in the Playground

  So, Egyptian host Youssef ElHosseiny dedicated a segment of his TV Show “Al-Saada Al-Mo7taramoon” to criticize the photos surfaced on the Egyptian social media of an elementary school practicing congregational (or gamaa3a) prayer led by their principal in the playground, that were originally posted with the captions “Islamic pride” and “Good for them.”   […]

We Asked Twentysomethings Which Classes They Regret Not Paying Attention To

We Asked Twentysomethings Which Classes They Regret Not Paying Attention To

  Ever gone through an experience when you realized it would’ve been much easier if you had paid more attention to this or that class several years ago? We asked six Egyptian people about the classes they would have paid more attention to if they get back in time, and that’s what they said.   “Every […]

Sheikh Mohammed Praises Female Minister and New Mom for Work Ethic

Sheikh Mohammed Praises Female Minister and New Mom for Work Ethic

whatson.ae   Nothing’s better than being recognized publicly for your effort from your boss, especially when your boss is H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.   His Highness was impressed by Jamela Muhairi, the State Minister for Public Education, for her proposal […]

Saudi Arabia to Make 2,000 Government Schools ‘Independent’

Saudi Arabia to Make 2,000 Government Schools ‘Independent’

  Saudi Arabia has announced that it’s going to let go of the administrations of 2000 governmental schools and give them the independence to handle their administrative and financial matters.   “This would help improve the performance of educational process in schools through administrative and financial powers,” said Ahmad Abdullah Qaran, director general of awareness initiatives and director of […]

The Most Expensive Schools in Egypt 2016-2017

The Most Expensive Schools in Egypt 2016-2017

A year ago, we asked ourselves the golden question: how much are you paying for your child’s private education in Egypt? By the end of our research, we were positive that we didn’t want to ever have kids. Are these private schools that we proudly brag our children have gone really worth all that money? If you answered […]

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