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Egyptian cabinet dismisses online rumors 2nd school semester will be postponed

Ahram Online , Thursday 1 Feb 2018
Students line up and raise their hands on the first day of their new school year (Photo: Reuters)
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The Egyptian Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) on Thursday dismissed rumors originating on social media that the Ministry of Education is planning to postpone the start of this year's second semester in Egypt's schools, reaffirming Saturday 3 February as the semester's official start date.

The IDSC attributed the origin of the rumors to "false" Facebook pages claiming to belong to the minister of education

The center verified the validity of the original date after confirming with the Ministry of Education, and completely dismissed any possibility of postponement.

Egypt’s current school semester began on 23 September 2017.

Some 22 million students are currently enrolled at Egyptian public schools, while over one million are enrolled at private schools.

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