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I do not think that the amount that the Prime Minister mentioned about the state’s spending of 13 thousand pounds annually on everyone up to the age of 20 is a large sum, far from being an expenditure from taxes paid by citizens. Non-oil Arab.
In fact, it is possible to understand the policies of a country with limited resources and capabilities, such as Egypt, in rationalizing its spending on many services, except for basic education, which ends in the preparatory stage. And thirdly, it would impose on university students who failed to pay double expenses by giving scholarships to outstanding students, but it is not possible in any way to accept raising the expenses of basic education, so that one student, even if he was struggling, would have to drop out of education and join the line of professional and academic failure in favor of unemployment, loitering, crime and drugs.
What is certain is that no country in the world can progress without education reform becoming its first and fundamental issue, and Egypt is certainly at the heart of this world (the mother of the world) and its progress will remain dependent on its ability to build a base for basic education that does not allow students to drop out as a result of increased expenses or loss of confidence in the viability Education.
The state’s spending of 13 thousand pounds on every person in pre-university education is not a wasted investment, nor should it be seen as a real estate project from which the state is expected to profit, because its return is greater than any financial accounts, so the condition of any nation not to deal with education as though A commodity, it considers it a message and commitment of the state towards its citizens, and the only way to progress.
Yes, education problems in Egypt are many and start with the teacher, the curriculum and the student, and end with dilapidated school buildings, which may lead officials to search for more resources to support government education, whether by raising the state’s annual budget or working to transfer the expenses spent on private lessons to the public education system. At the secondary stage, not the basic, by imposing annual fees on every able student, which was estimated between 200 to 1,000 pounds in exchange for two things: The first is a real development in the level of education, schools and teachers ’salaries, and the issue becomes the transfer of what is spent on private lessons to the official educational system, and also work An integrated system of scholarships for those who cannot afford it so that no one student is deprived of education due to his financial incapacity.
As for basic education, the state should not raise its fees at all, but if it is able to pay money to students in order to obtain a certificate of completion of basic education, then let it do and continue to provide meals for them, and this is the weakest belief.
- The situation in Egypt