Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

23 July 2013

Egypt: School Year May Be Delayed in Egypt - Education Minister

Egypt's Education Minister Mahmoud Abu al-Nasr said on Tuesday that the ministry is currently studying the possibility of delaying the school year which was initially set to begin on September 7.

Abu al-Nasr told Al-Ahram newspaper that the delay may occur due to the need for further preparations, such as guaranteeing text books for all students.

He pointed out that he has discussed with his administration the importance of the maintenance of education facilities.

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