1.070 teachers sacked over Brotherhood links: Education minister

MENA , Monday 7 Oct 2019

Egypt's Education minister Tarek Shawki (Ahram)

Education minister Tarek Shawki said on Monday that 1,070 teachers were fired due to their ties with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group.

Speaking at a press conference, Shawky said the move aimed at "purging the ministry off any [extremist] thought that could affect students."

The minister noted that a press conference would be held on Tuesday to announce the new criteria of appointing teachers.

He said an e-portal would be launched on Wednesday for those seeking jobs at public and private schools.

The ministry will hire 120,000 teachers on a contractual basis for a year, the minister said, adding that the contracts could then be renewed every three years and will cost the ministry EGP 1.6 billion.

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