Sunday, November 29, 2020
The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue welcomed the decision ofDr. Tarek Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, to continue treating Syrian and Yemeni students as Egyptian students during the 2020/2021 academic year.
According to the resolution, Syrian and Yemeni students had the right to attend public schools, as they were not allowed to attend public schools and could only attend private schools.
The ministry stressed that treating “Syrian and Yemeni” students such as Egyptians includes, enrolment in Arab public schools, as well as exemption from paying for education prescribed to incoming students, and payment of fees for Egyptian students, with access to private schools.
The Ministry of Education has been implementing the treatment of Syrian and Yemeni students, such as egyptian students, since the 2012-2013 academic year, and this decision is renewed annually.
This comes as part of the Ministry of Education’s keenness to play its role towards the Arab countries.