Amr Adib criticizes international schools for not abiding by official increase in tuition fees

TV presenter Amr Adib on Monday asked whether private and international schools would abide by the increase ratio set by the Education Ministry for annual tuition fees.

The Ministry of Education announced the increase rates for tuition fees of private and international schools, to be applied from the next academic year, in accordance to the law issued in 2014.

“Schools are stronger than anyone, just like the merchants of chicken, meat, oil, and others are stronger than anyone,” Adib said, during his “Al-Hekaya” program on MBC Masr.

He noted that Ministry of Education announces every year fees increase rates, but schools do not adhere to it.

“Are we serious about this matter, will we implement it?! Schools are stronger than anyone.”

The official spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Shadi Zalta, announced in a telephone call on an Egyptian satellite channel that the Minister of Education, Reda Hegazy, issued a circular to schools warning against not abiding by the rates set for fee increase, starting next year.

Ministerial decisions stipulate that tuition fees be increased by 25 percent annually for schools where tuition fees are less than LE2,000, and 20 percent annually for schools where tuition fees range between LE2,000 and LE3,000.

The increase rate is set at 15 percent annually for schools where tuition fees range between LE3,000 and LE5,000.

The increase is only ten percent for schools where fees are less than LE10,000, and seven percent for schools where tuition fees are LE10,000 or more, whether private or international schools.

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