Update – Egypt’s local digest June 20: Relatives of Education Min. official ordered detained over exam leaks
Students waiting outside Agouza High School for Girls until their Thanaweya Amma exam begins on June 9, 2016- Photo by Nourhan Magdi for The Cairo Post.
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local stories in Egypt on June 20:

Wife, sister-in-law of Education Ministry official ordered detained over exam leaks

The wife and sister-in-law of Atem M., head of the secret print house of the Education Ministry, were ordered detained Monday, as well as the mother of the alleged admin. of a Facebook page that leaked Thanaweya Amma exams, Youm7 reported.

Other than leaking the exams, they also face charges of harming national security. Ten other people are included in the case, as investigations say they leaked exams in exchange for money.

Health Ministry obliged to compensate patients affected by medical errors

Alexandria Court of Administrative Judiciary ruled Monday that the Health Ministry compensates patients affected by medical errors. Nadia Marcos, who filed the lawsuit, will be compensated with 20,000 EGP after a liver biopsy was performed in a way that resulted in a clot on her right lung.

Education Ministry studies alternatives to “Thanaweya Amma Tansiq”

The Education Ministry is studying alternatives to the “thanaweya amma tansiq,” whereby high school students enroll in faculties according to their scores, according to a Monday presidential statement on a meeting between Sisi and Higher Education Minister Ashraf al-Shihy. The minister also said he plans to establish more universities especially in rural areas and offer the fields of study needed in these places.

Policeman shot dead outside home in North Sinai

A number of militants opened fire at a policeman outside his home in Arish city, North Sinai, leaving him dead, according to a Monday statement by the Interior Ministry.

The armed group fled the scene immediately and the victim’s body was taken to Arish hospital, Youm7 reported security sources. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb detonated Sunday in a passing armored personnel carrier causing the death of a 30yr old police captain and leaving a 27yr old conscript injured in Central Sinai.

7 Sudanese arrested over attempted illegal immigration to Libya

Security bodies in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh arrested Sunday seven Sudanese nationals while attempting to leave the country illegally and cross into the Libya territories through desert routes of the western border of Sallum.

Such arrested occur frequently at Egyptian borders amid tightened measures employed by the state to curb the illegal practice.

High school student in Sohag detained over leaking exams

A high school student from Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate was detained pending investigations over charges of leaking literature exams at an Al-Azhar institute through his mobile phone and then sharing it on a Facebook page called “The Revolution of Corrupted Education,” according to Youm7.

Similar arrests of students have been announced recently amid a wave of Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) exam leaks in Egypt, where the detainees are accused of administering social media pages that share the exams and model answers before it is due to be held.

Hot weather to be witnessed Monday; Cairo sees 38 °C 

A hot weather is expected to prevail in Cairo Monday, where the capital will record highs of 38 °C and lows of 25 °C. Forecasters expected a gradual increase in temperature across the country; Upper Egypt’s Luxor and Aswan will record highs of 42 °C and 43 °C Monday.

Egypt’s Environment Police crackdown on poaching in Nasser Lake

The Environment and Water Bodies Police have seized 60 fishing nets, two unlicensed fishing boats, a scale used in weighing smuggled fish and an expired fishing card in a recent crackdown on Nasser Lake in southern Egypt.

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