The Minister of Education, Tarek Shawki, commented Monday on the rumors of the Egyptian Armed Forces’ interference in the educational process in Egypt.
“The Egyptian army is a great institution, but it has nothing to do with the educational institutions,” Shawki said, according to Russia Today news agency.
“These rumors are baseless,” he stressed.
Shawki added, in press statements, “Some hostile satellite channels aim to hinder the education progress in Egypt.”
He noted that Egyptians should not pay attention to such rumors, but “back the educational progress.”
“many are fighting to hinder the Egyptian progress in the educational institutions and mechanisms,” the minister manifested.
Regarding the demands of some citizens to close schools because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Education minister said: “The closure decision is a state’s decision and should not rely on social media calls.”