FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly FILE - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

Cabinet denies fake news on education, health, laws

Wed, Aug. 1, 2018
CAIRO - 1 August 2018: Ten days after President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi warned against

false news

, saying that 21,000 rumors of the sort circulated over three months, the Cabinet denied on Wednesday fake news circulating on social media pertinent to education, health, and laws.

Education

The Ministry of Education denied any prospective delays in delivering schoolbooks to students prior to the upcoming academic year. Those textbooks will contain the new curricula set for kindergarten, and grade 1 within a reform plan for education. The ministry affirmed that the delivery date is the third week of August, as the academic year will start September 22.

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research denied issuing fake certificates for 40 Kuwaitis by public Egyptian universities, asserting that all certificates are accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities, including those issued by military academies.

Health

The Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development denied in a press release that sewage water leaked into freshwater in Minya governorate. The press release indicated a joint committee by the Water Supply Company and the Health Directorate was formed to perform water analyses. Results have proved that samples meet water quality standards.

The statement highlighted that such leakage is not possible as the freshwater network is near the surface, while the sewage network is very deep below the surface.


Laws


The Ministry of Justice denied drafting any amendments to the personal affairs bill. The fake news has been going viral on social media, claiming that the ministry suggests depriving women from their financial rights when getting a divorce if they leave their marital property for two consecutive days.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Industry and Trade denied canceling the drafting of Automotive Industry Strategy law obliging manufacturers in the sector to increase the local component by one percent every year.

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) denied issuing LE 500, and LE 1,000 bills, stressing that all photos of bills of the sort on social media are fake.

 
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