No increase in university tuition fees – Minister

There will be no increase in tuition fees for both public and private Egyptian universities, Higher Education Minister Ashraf El-Sheehy said last weekend, reports Ahram Online.

El-Sheehy, in an interview with DMC TV channel, said public universities would not be allowed to increase tuition fees for new students while private universities would be bound by a ministry mandated ‘code of honour’ to maintain a cap on tuition fees for returning students.

However, private universities would be allowed to increase fees by 5% for new students. The minister also said that according to the code of honour, private universities would not require students to pay in hard, foreign currencies, the costs of which have soared since the country floated the local currency in November.
Full report on the Ahram Online site