President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi tweeted twice on Tuesday on strict protective measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic for 15 days starting Wednesday.
Negotiations with the owners of private schools are ongoing.
The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Interior to shut down all educational centers, which are being used for private tutoring, across the nation.
The City International School at Cairo’s Zamalek district has been closed as a precautionary measure after a parent of one of the school students has contacted a foreigner, who then tested positive for coronavirus, the Ministry of Education said in a stat
In a post on Sawqi's Facebook page, the minster stressed that all school curricula, timetables and exam schedules will remain intact.
"The ministry is monitoring the attendance rates with directorates and educational departments through operating rooms.
The Cabinet on Wednesday denied reports published by social media about evacuating some schools as of March 7 for four weeks due to the spread of coronavirus.
The increase occurred between the academic years 2015/2016 and 2019/2020.
She said the ministry plans to establish 10 new applied technology schools every year for the number of schools to reach 100 by 2030.
The French ambassador praised the development and modernization of educational facilities and all services provided.
The Education Ministry is planning to establish a special unit to manage technology schools in Egypt.
The project will be carried out in collaboration with China's NetDragon company.
Giza governorate has denied circulating reports claiming that cases of meningitis have been detected in a number of schools in Al Omrania district.
The move is mandatory to adopt modern learning methods and to make the operation of applied technology schools possible.
The Ministry of Education and Technical Education plans to introduce 10 applied technology schools annually.
This came during the participation of the ministry's officials in the inauguration of an additional building in the German school in Dokki.
Also, 35 Japanese schools, 14 schools for outstanding 14 STEM students, and Al Dabaa Nuclear School were constructed.
The new school year ran smoothly in all Egyptian governorates on Sunday after most students celebrated their first back to school day yesterday.
Nasser Social Bank continues to offer loans to help Egyptian families pay school fees, said deputy chairman of the bank Sherif Farouk on Sunday.
The protocol aims at promoting discipline among students and boosting their sense of belonging.