Education: A Step into the Future
Programs and initiatives funded by the government have demonstrated an inability to deal with the growing demand for education. Due to a sheer lack of financial resources, primary schools have fallen back both on supplying basic necessities, such as books and stationary, and on delivering a quality of education on par with other countries in the region.
Despite its shortcomings, the government remains the single largest financial contributor to primary school education in Egypt. The contribution of the private sector to the funding of the education system has, over the past five years, stagnated to a meager 6.9% of total expenditure. The benefits of involving non-governmental institutions, such as charitable funds and international monetary agencies, as well as the corporate world, into the funding of education, has not been adequately explored by the government.
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