The Ministry of Education backs down on its decision to remove all references to former IAEA General Director and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei from school books.
Following the widespread criticism the Education Ministry’s decision to remove all references to former vice-president of Egypt, diplomat, law scholar and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei from school books was met with, it seems the government institution is backing down.
The ministry released a statement announcing that segments concerning ElBaradei will be reinstated starting next school year, reports Ahram Online.
“A thorough study of the subject was made and it was found that the picture of ElBaradei was present in the list of all the Egyptians who won the Noble Prize in both second and fifth grade primary school Arabic exercise books," the statement read.
The ministry’s spokesperson Beshir Hassan explained that the decision to omit ElBaradei from textbooks was made under former Education Minister Moheb El Rafei following teachers’ and parents' requests.
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