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Egypt’s veil of ignorance and the social contract

“[A]pply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? …

Iris Boutros

Educate girls to alleviate poverty

By Dr Cesar Chelala  Inequality and unequal access to education holds millions of girls and women back across the world. While the “gender gap” in education has narrowed over the past decade, girls are still at a disadvantage, particularly in getting access to high school education. And women still constitute two-thirds of the world’s illiterate …

Daily News Egypt

The Business of Education

University students and graduates reflect on the quality of education they received in Egyptian universities compared to the fees they paid

Sara Aggour

KidZania opens in Cairo

Global “edutainment” brand KidZania opens in Cairo, with more than EGP 145m investments, to provide kids unique educational and entertainment experience

Daily News Egypt

Education, a waste of money?

“Zahma moot, (it is very crowded) and it’s not yet 9 AM.” The taxi driver is complaining. Traffic is already gridlocked early in the morning (yes, Egyptians consider 9 AM early). And then he asks, “how bad is it going to be when schools open?” It got me thinking; maybe schools should be cancelled all …

Iris Boutros

Education, the spy-duck and threats to Egypt

“The police had confiscated a spy-duck.” This was how my reporters greeted me five days ago. At first I thought it was another pun by DNE’s wily reporters until they showed me the links in Arabic; the police confiscated a duck carrying a “strange” device. Two days later, after the intervention of animal activists, the …

Sara Abou Bakr