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Teachers protest against Cabinet’s failure to meet demands

CAIRO: A dozen public school teachers demonstrated in front of the Cabinet Saturday for its failure to set a timetable for meeting their demands following mass strikes that took place in schools nationwide. “An official from the Cabinet told us to negotiate with Tarek Hossary, assistant to the minister of education, who we actually refused …


Education ministry, UNESCO honor teachers amid nationwide strikes

By Rana Muhammad Taha CAIRO: As teachers across the country await a timetable for meeting their demands, the Ministry of Education, in coordination with UNESCO, celebrated World Teachers Day on Wednesday, steering clear of the weeklong nationwide strikes in public schools. In an event held at the Ministry of Education, UNESCO celebrated Teachers’ Day under the …


Teachers suspend strike for one week pending ministry response

CAIRO: Public school teachers decided to suspend nation-wide strikes for one week until the education ministry presents a timeline for meeting their demands following a mass protest on Saturday. But teachers in some schools in Beni Seuif, Sharkiya, Suez and parts of Cairo continued the strike pending “positive steps” by the ministry, said Hala Talaat, …


Teachers continue strike for sixth day in Sinai

AL-ARISH: Teachers in South Sinai continued their partial and full strikes for the sixth day mainly in preparatory and secondary schools despite attempts by officials in the Education Directorate, the governor and members of the Muslim Brotherhood group to pressure them to end the strike. Teachers are still insisting on not entering classrooms and only …


Teachers call for a million-man march Saturday

CAIRO: Striking teachers called for a million-man march to the Cabinet of Ministers on Saturday to protest government’s inaction to their demands, the Independent Teachers Union said on Tuesday School teachers said more schools have joined the strike, which continued for the fourth day Tuesday. All schools in North and South Sinai are on strike, …


Teachers say strike gaining momentum on third day

CAIRO: Teachers continued their nation-wide strike for the third consecutive day on Monday as more joined to challenge claims by the Ministry of Education about the size of the strike. “After the minister of education said that only 2.6 percent of all schools in Egypt have been hit by the teachers’ strike, more of us …


Education minister rules out success of teachers strike

CAIRO: Minister of Education Ahmed Gamal Al-Din Moussa ruled out the success of a planned strike by teachers on Sept. 17, the first day of the academic year. Teachers are demanding Moussa’s resignation and better pay, while he said he would be happy to be relieved of responsibilities at the ministry. Moussa said this isn’t …


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