On his Facebook page, he expounded that the leaflet sent to schools concerning the fees of the 2020-2021 school year will not be put into effect immediately.

The Egyptian Education Minister, Tarek Shawky, decided on Wednesday to cancel the annual fee increase for private, language, and international schools for the 2020/2021 academic year due to economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 has negatively affected the country’s economy in all sectors, with many parents losing their jobs or other sources of income, especially those in the private sector.

A statement by the Ministry said that any increase in educational and activity fees in private schools would be a heavy burden on parents.

While fees will not be cancelled altogether, parents should expect to pay the same rate as the 2019/2020 academic year, according to the statement.

On Wednesday, Shawky issued a framework regarding payments for educational directorates across the country to enforce between parents and school owners.