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Parents Could Be Fined When Their Kids Skip School

The Cabinet of Egypt has approved a set of amendments that will fine their parents EGP 500 to EGP 1000, and suspend public services if they fail to prevent further absences.

Cairo Scene

In a bid to discourage unexcused absences from school, the Cabinet of Egypt has approved a set of amendments that will fine their parents EGP 500 to EGP 1000, and suspend public services if they fail to prevent further absences within a week of being officially notified.


Previously, parents or guardians who did not regularly send their children to school would get fined EGP 10 for a week of non-attendance.


The new fines will be administered repeatedly should the student’s absences continue. The new laws apply to children aged six to 18, the age bracket for compulsory education in Egypt spanning from elementary and primary schools to high schools and secondary schools.


The cabinet's amendments are currently pending parliamentary approval.