What ISN'T getting more expensive?
Oh, boy. Following a recent gas, electricity, newspaper and cigarette hike, the Ministry of Education declared that private school fees for the 2018/2019 academic year will also increase, according to Egypt Today.
Arabic co-operative schools will increase by 25% for fees of less than EGP 2,000, 20% for fees between EGP 2,000-3,000, 15% for fees between EGP 3,000-5,000, 10% for fees between EGP 5,000-10,000, and 7% for fees of more than EGP 10,000.
For international schools, the fees will raise by 7% instead of 14%, as had previously been announced by Minister of Education Tarek Shawki.
Transport services will also do some damage to your wallet; they are set to increase by 45% for prices starting from EGP 1,000-less than EGP 2,000, 40% for prices from EGP 2,000-less than EGP 3,000, 45% for prices from EGP 3,000-less than EGP 4,000, and 30% for prices of EGP 6,000 or more.
Finally, the Ministry of Education also announced that school textbooks would see a 10% “administrative expense” added to their cost.
As parents were increasingly worried that schools would place large hikes in tuition fees to mitigate the negative consequences of the pound, Shawki announced that he has placed a limit on the increases of both international and private school’s fees.
Main image from Metropolitan School Egypt