School year to start on Saturday in Kerdasa, no news on Dalga

CAIRO: Education Minister Mahmoud Abou El Nasr said Tuesday that the school year will start at Kerdasa’s schools on Saturday, while it is still the not clear when it will begin in Dalga’s schools.

The two villages in the Giza and Minya governorates witnessed clashes between security forces and supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi over the past few weeks. The school year started last Saturday all over Egypt, however it has been postponed in these two restive spots.

In an interview on the TV show “Hona Al-Asema”, on the privately-owned CBC satellite Channel, Nasr said that 99 percent of school teachers are present during the school day, and 90-95% of students attend the school.

He added that the number of teachers who are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood is less than 10 percent.

On the group’s presence at the ministry, Nasr said that there were 400 leaders from the Brotherhood within the ministry after only one year of Morsi in power. “Some of them resigned once I took over the position,” Nasr added.


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