Last Update 14:20
Sunday, 22 April 2018

Education minister makes fresh promises to striking teachers

Moussa says steps have been taken to improve teachers' financial situation and dignity as strikers demand higher wages and promised productivity bonus

Ahram Online, Monday 19 Sep 2011
Views: 1341
Views: 1341

As the teachers strike enters day three, Egypt’s education minister says major steps have been taken to improve educators' financial situation and protect their dignity.

Minister Ahmed Gamal El-Din Moussa, made the statement as he was visiting the El-Saedia Secondary Giza Preparatory School today, accompanied by Giza governor, Ali Abdel Rahman.

The minister also visited El-Agouza Preparatory Secondary School and toured classes, where teachers, who were not participating in the strike, conducted their normal duties.

Abdel Rahman insisted the situation is stable in most of the Giza governorate’s schools, and stressed that classes are being conducted as usual, and that he is receiving hourly reports on how the strike is affecting schools.

He added that strikes and protests should be held outside of school hours.

Egyptian teachers began a nationwide strike on Saturday against the government of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

Teachers are demanding better wages, the release of a 200 per cent productivity bonus previously promised to public sector, among other things.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.