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Government Allocates EGP 71 Billion for School Expansions

This marks a 60% increase compared to the previous year, reflecting the government's commitment to addressing classroom overcrowding and improving educational infrastructure.

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Government Allocates EGP 71 Billion for School Expansions

The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development has allocated EGP 71 billion for school and university capacity expansion in the fiscal year 2024/2025 budget.

This marks a 60% increase compared to the previous year, reflecting the government's commitment to addressing classroom overcrowding and improving educational infrastructure.

The plan aims to create more space for learning across the country. This includes the introduction of 16,000 brand new classrooms, alongside the renovation of 13,000 existing ones.

The renovation efforts will prioritize schools situated in governorates experiencing severe overcrowding.

Technical education, a crucial sector for Egypt's economic development, will also benefit from this budget allocation. The plan includes the establishment of 18 new technical schools, coupled with the renovation of 200 already-existing ones.

1,100 new classrooms will be dedicated specifically to technical education programs.

This increased spending on education comes alongside the ongoing initiative to hire 150,000 new teachers, aimed at addressing the current shortage in the workforce.

Egypt currently has a network of 61,512 schools with 556,888 classrooms, highlighting the extensive educational infrastructure already in place.

The expansion plans acknowledge the continued need to increase classroom capacity and address overcrowding. To improve student-to-teacher ratios, the government's teacher recruitment initiative aims to bridge the gap in the existing workforce, with 922,628 teachers currently serving the system.

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