CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Education Mahmoud Abou Al-Nasr said the ministry drafted a plan to secure high school exams in coordination with the Ministries of Defense and Interior.
“We realize the plans adopted by the Muslim Brotherhood to disrupt the exams this year,” Abou Al-Nasr said on Saturday, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm. He said the military forces will secure the exams committee in the border provinces and that the ministry will use bomb disposal experts and firefighters to secure the different schools during the exams.
The official Egyptian official statement was made during his current visit to Kuwait to discuss how to increase cooperation between both countries in the education sector during the upcoming period.
There was a state of controversy in the Egyptian streets over the security situation during the high school exams. Many experts believe that the former ruling Muslim Brotherhood organization will attempt to thwart and disrupt the exams.
Public Education Sector supervisor Mohamed Saad denied the refusal of the Ministry of Interior to secure the exams. He said the ministry concluded an agreement with the Ministry of Interior to secure them and that the military institution is scheduled to participate in the process.
Saad said in an interview with Al-Shahed News that the ministry drafted a number of plans to transfer the exams to different governorates, and that they would use military aircrafts in this regard.
Saad denied that a number of exam creators are affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood. He said the Ministry of Education formed a commission from outside the headquarters under the supervision to choose the exams creators.
He called on the exams creators to not discuss any political issues about the exam questions.
Educational expert Mahmoud Wahdan said the Muslim Brotherhood will not disrupt the exams and that officials should take into account the current political situation in Egypt.
“The Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations in the universities will not affect the exams in the schools,” he said in a statement to VetoNews Website and that the ministry will overcome the current threats posed by them.