The parents are demanding swift interference by the Ministry of Education.
During the mid-year break, parents of BBC International School students received a formal notice from the school's administration announcing that the upcoming Winter/Fall semester will be the last before the school indefinitely shuts down, citing financial losses over the past five years as the main reason for the aforementioned decision, Al Masry Al Youm reports.
"How can we find a proper replacement, at the same financial and educational level, which would admit 600 students at once on such short notice? Are we supposed to react to the closure of a school as nonchalantly as we would when a store shuts down without considering the students' future which is tied to the establishment?" exclaimed some of the parents to Al Masry Al Youm.
On January 22nd, the parents received a follow-up letter from the administration in which the aforementioned decision was reaffirmed while further detailing that the school will become unaccredited after the graduation of this year's seniors.
The report by Al Masry Al Youm clarified that the annual fees of the school currently stand between 45K-50K on average per student.
The parents, who are demanding the Ministry of Education to interfere and halt the decision, further expressed their shock with the move given that they had not objected to the 30 percent fee increase imposed by the administration between 2012 and 2014.
Main Photo: BBC International School