Buzz

Students Reportedly Forced to Clean Classrooms in Lower Egypt School

Students Reportedly Forced to Clean Classrooms in Lower Egypt School

Photos from Youm7
Photos from Youm7

Schoolchildren have been forced to clean classrooms and teachers’ offices at the end of the school day in Tanis, a city in the Sharqiya governorate, sparking outrage among the students’ parents.

According to private media Youm7, several of the students’ parents donated money to the school to buy cleaning equipment after a teacher asked a student for money for this purpose. The school reportedly has a cleaning staff paid on a monthly basis to maintain the school’s cleanliness but students are forced to clean classrooms, offices and the outdoors playground area.

The neglect plaguing Egypt’s schooling has frequently made headlines in the recent past.

Earlier this month, a primary school student said that an older student attempted to rape her inside one of the classrooms at their school in Giza, while state media Al-Ahram reported that a 17-year-old was killed in a fight during recess in Gharbiya.

Last year, the Egyptian Coalition for Children’s Rights (ECCR) issued a report outlining cases of abuse and neglect in schools across Egypt, including violent corporal punishment that left several students seriously wounded.

A report issued by the United Nations Development Program annually showed that more than 35 percent of students aged 12 to 15 – up from 26 percent in 2013 – are illiterate.

Over a quarter of the Egyptian population is illiterate, with 18.5 percent of males and 33.6 percent of females unable to read or write, according to research by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) released in 2014.

The Egyptian government has recently launched initiatives to improve the situation and alter school curricula but parents and students alike remain disgruntled with the new policies and longstanding neglect in schools.

Egypt's Women Cycle for Breast Cancer Awareness
Israel's Netanyahu Blames Palestinian Mufti for Convincing Hitler to Exterminate Jews

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

In Pictures: Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhaphsody

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 16, 2019

Does Chickin Worx Have the Crunchiest Fried Chicken in Egypt?

Nour EltiganiFebruary 13, 2019

Rami Malek Takes Home BAFTA Award For Best Actor

Nour EltiganiFebruary 11, 2019

West Ham Launches Investigation after Fans Hurl Racist Slurs at Mo Salah

Nour EltiganiFebruary 7, 2019

Azza Fahmy Opens First US Store, Continues Preservation of Egyptian Heritage

Richel HodderFebruary 6, 2019

“The Human Network”: DHL Express & Mo Salah’s Message to the World

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 6, 2019

6 Egyptians Dominate the Top 10 World Ranked Squash Players

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 2, 2019

In Photos: French President Emmanuel Macron Visits Abu Simbel Temple

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 27, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.