CAIRO: Hundreds of teachers formed a mob Tuesday in front of the Directorate of Education headquarters in Cairo, protesting a delay in the application process of 30,000 graduates of the education faculties in governmental primary schools.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Monday on Teacher’s Day that the government would hire 30,000 graduates nationwide; the application window started Tuesday morning, reported the al-Hayat al-Aan talk show.
Protesters said that an official from the directorate told those gathered that the directorate had not been officially notified, and was therefore refusing them entry.
“We came several times and the government always demands applications for hiring, but all that was in vain, although there are shortages in the teachers in governmental schools,” said a protesting graduate who declined to give a name, adding that he had already submitted many applications in four years.
It is expected that the hiring will be offered to the graduates of all governorates except Cairo, where there are enough teachers, an anonymous source in the directorate told The Cairo Post Tuesday.
Minister Mahmoud Abu el-Nasr said Tuesday the number of hired teachers reached 1.4 million nationwide, during his interview with “On My Responsibility” talk show.
President Sisi also announced on Teacher’s Day that the government needs 18 billion EGP (around $ 2.5 billion) to increase the teacher’s wage 1,000 EGP ($139.8.)