News

Security Forces Clash With Protesting High School Students in Downtown Cairo

Security Forces Clash With Protesting High School Students in Downtown Cairo

 

Egypt’s security forces dispersed protests held on Monday in downtown Cairo by high school students demanding the removal of the education minister.

According to eyewitnesses, the security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protest.

Although the protests commenced in front of the Ministry of Education earlier in the day, the students escaped into various side streets in downtown upon being dispersed by security forces.

The students are calling from the removal of education minister Al-Helali Al-Sherbini due to the minister’s decision to postpone public high school exams after several exams were leaked earlier this month.

Facebook page “Shawming’s Cheats for High School Exams” had posted the questions and model answers of the Arabic language exam 20 minutes into the start of the test. The questions and model answers for the religion examination were also posted before the exam began, leading the Ministry of Education to cancel it.

Members of the Egyptian parliament held the Minister of Education Al Helali Al Sherbini responsible for the leak incident in a hearing following the exam leak. They called for summoning and questioning the minister, while some deputies demanded his resignation.

Lebanese Broadcast Journalist Arrested in Egypt After Resigning From ONTV
Egypt Announces June 30's Third Anniversary as Public Holiday

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Long-Awaited Naguib Mahfouz Museum to Open End of June

Egyptian StreetsJune 19, 2019

Who Was Mohamed Morsi? A Timeline of His Rise and Fall

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019

Turkey, Qatar Only Countries to React to Morsi’s Death

Egyptian StreetsJune 18, 2019

Egypt’s Former President Mohamed Morsi Dies of a Heart Attack in Court

Egyptian StreetsJune 17, 2019

First Creative Entrepreneurship Event in Egypt For Women

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2019

Cairo’s Third Metro Line Fare Prices Increase to EGP 5 – EGP 10

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2019

Aguirre: I Will Leave If I Don’t Achieve Egypt’s Targets

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2019

Egyptian MP Proposes Abolishing Plastic Bags in Favour of Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Egyptian StreetsJune 11, 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.