Students and some mothers are waiting outside Ali bin Abi Taleb primary school in Helwan, southern Cairo- Egypt Today/ Samar Samir
CAIRO - 15 October 2021: Egypt suffers from shortage in educational classrooms nationwide, although a total of 14,000 classrooms were built recently, said Egyptian Minister of Education Tarek Shawky.
In remarks to Yahduth fi Masr (Happening in Egypt) on MBC Masr on Thursday, he said that Egypt needs additional 28,000 classrooms amid the increasing rate population
He added that the overpopulation is making a shortage of the number of teachers.
The total number of pre-university students reached 21 million nationwide, according to the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Education (NAQAAE) head Youhansen Eid in media remarks on September 20, 2021.
The population of Egypt will reach 119.8 million by 2030 to be equal to the census of 15 European countries, according to the latest data issued by the national Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in February 2021.
“We won’t feel the impact of public spending [on national projects and infrastructure] unless annual population growth is cut to 400,000 [from 2.4 million],” President Abdel Fattah Sisi has previously stated.
"For the 100 million Egyptians to feel the impact of development programs accomplished, our annual GDP must be $100 trillion which is beyond our capacity," President Sisi added.