CAIRO: Education Minister Mahmoud Abou al-Nasr met Monday with Sayed Abo, the secretary-general of the National Council for the Care of Martyrs’ Families and Injured of the Revolution, to discuss a program to exempt children of January 25 Revolution victims from paying student fees, Youm7 reported.
“Ministerial decision number 272 for the year 2013 states that children of revolutionary martyrs and victims of terrorism will be exempted from paying student fees,” Abou al-Nasr said.
Abou al-Nasr added that martyrs’ families should submit proof that the claimant’s parent’s death was related to the January 25 Revolution either by presenting the revolutionary victim’s personal ID card or by an official letter from the National Council for the Care of Martyrs’ Families and the Injured of the Revolution.
Abou al-Nasr also agreed to a proposal submitted by the council to provide training opportunities for the children of the injured and called on the council to send their names and ages to the ministry in order to be able to select the appropriate programs for them.
Ehab Al-Sayed, the general coordinator of the National Council for the Care of Martyrs’ Families and the Injured of the Revolution told Youm7 in April that Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab had promised to solve all the problems related to the martyrs’ families during a three-hour meeting with Abo.