Masters’ holders protest outside Cabinet demanding jobs
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Tens of 2013 Masters degree holders protested Wednesday outside the Cabinet demanding they be provided employment, as the classes of 2002-2012 were supported by former Prime Minister Hisham Qandil.

Ahmed Fathy, one of the coalition’s organizers, told Youm7 that in January 2014 the Central Agency for Organization and Administration agreed to provide additional 2,500 jobs to Masters holders; however, former Prime Minister Hazem Beblawy’s government did not follow through on the pledge even after the coalition send him formal reminder.

Fathy added that they received a permit for the demonstration from Qasr el-Nil Police Station.

The protesters burned copies of Masters certificates and raised signs that read, “Four years Bachelors, three years Masters, four years Phd, and still unemployed.”   

Originally published in Youm7.

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