Egypt's Senators suggest alternative approaches for funding educational sector
Senate members suggested additional funding alternatives for the educational sector, which included renting school walls as advertising spaces, taxing private lessons and adding businessmen to school administration boards
In a session with Minister of Education, Reda Hegazy, senate members presented their suggestions to tackle current issues facing the educational sector on Monday.
Senate’s head of education and scientific research committee, Nabil Debes, suggested establishing a fund based on revenues from renting school walls as advertising spaces, accepting donations from businessmen and adding them to schools’ administration boards.
The fund will be used for building new schools to reduce the current class density in governmental schools and financing remedial classes for financially incapable students.
According to official statistics for governmental schools, class density at elementary schools reaches up to 54.98 student per class, while in preparatory schools it reaches up to 49.94 students per class and in secondary schools it reaches up to 42.98 students per class.