Egypt/ 05 Novembre 2020/ Source/ https://alkhaleejtoday.co/
The Ministry of Education and Technical Education decided to oblige private schools to collect tuition fees in 4 equal installments and equal periods.
The ministry received several complaints from parents about the high tuition fees in private schools in the Fayoum governorate and the collection of school fees in one go, and accordingly it decided to pay the expenses in installments for equal periods in four payments.
Dr. Tariq Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, decided to cancel the annual increase in the expenses of private schools for the current academic year 2020/2021 due to the conditions that the country is going through as a result of the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
The Central Committee for Private Education at the Ministry of Education and Technical Education decided to stop adding a percentage of the increase in educational and activity expenses in private schools (Arabic – languages - international) for the academic year 2020/2021, based on a memorandum submitted to the Office of the Minister of Education, given what the country is going through. Currently, the Coronavirus pandemic, which has negatively affected the country’s economy in all its fields, has even lost many parents to their jobs or sources of income, especially those working in the private sector who are parents.
The memo presented to the Minister of Education’s office affirmed that any increase in education and activity expenses in private schools under these circumstances would represent a great additional burden on parents.
The memo presented to the Minister of Education’s office had suggested either reducing the expenses for the 2020/2021 academic year, or continuing to collect education and activity expenses in private schools as much as the last academic year 2019/2020 during the current school year.
Dr. Tariq Shawky, Minister of Education, had issued a periodic book for educational directorates on organizing the contractual relationship between school owners and parents.
Dr. Tariq Shawky’s instructions stipulated that: The Ministry of Education and Technical Education is keen to fulfill its duty towards organizing the contractual relationship between parents of students and owners of private and international schools, within the framework of the laws and regulations governing this matter and in light of taking into account that students obtain their inherent constitutional right to education Therefore, all parties to the educational process must adhere to the following:
The deadline for paying the delayed amounts of tuition fees due to schools for the last academic year 2019/2020 is extended to a date no later than 11/15/2020, and in the event of non-compliance with the payment on this date, the student’s name is removed from the school records and procedures for transferring and enrolling him in a government school are taken with the commitment of the guardian Pay the sums owed by him in favor of the school in which he was enrolled.
The deadline for paying the first installment due to private and international schools for the benefit of students’ parents for the amounts due from them for the current academic year 2020/2021 is extended to a date no later than 11/30/2020, and in the event of non-compliance with the payment of the installment, the parent shall be notified after fifteen days have passed from the date. The aforementioned, and in the event of non-payment, he is warned again after another fifteen days, and in the event of non-payment, students are transferred and enrolled in a government school in order to preserve their right to education, with the guardian’s commitment to pay all the sums owed by him in favor of the school in which he was enrolled.
Upon failure to pay the rest of the expenses for the current academic year – the second semester – the result is withheld, and procedures are taken to transfer the student and enroll him in a government school with the guardian’s commitment to pay the sums owed by him for the benefit of the school in which he was enrolled, and the commitment of all schools not to be exposed, whether (actual or verbal) Towards the student, taking into account the implementation of all of the above without harming the psychological and moral state of students, taking into account the need for him to enjoy all the legal rights associated with his right to education, and all workers in the educational departments and directorates and those concerned with the implementation of the above, and abide by the speed of initiative to implement what was mentioned in the previous clauses, In the event of lax or late implementation, all legal accountability measures are taken against them.