File - Ministry of Interior held Awards ceremony for Honoring outstanding students of the sons of police and army martyrs
CAIRO – 18 November 2017: Minister of Education Tarek Shawky has exempted all children of police and army martyrs from all school fees, said Deputy Minister of Education Yasser Abdul Aziz.
The Ministry of Interior held on Saturday an awards ceremony to honor outstanding students who are the sons of police and army martyrs. The ceremony was attended by a big number of security officials and social figures.
Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawky Allam congratulated the sons of martyrs, urging them to follow in the footsteps of their fathers. Allam added that martyrs are alive in paradise, said Magdy Ashour, advisor to the Grand Mufti.
During the ceremony, Egyptian actor Ashraf Abd al-Bakey congratulated the outstanding students and invited all the martyrs’ sons to attend his shows for free.
In the same ceremony, Al-Ahly football director Sayed Abdel Hafiz extended his appreciation for the outstanding students, announcing that all the sons of martyrs will attend Al-Ahly matches for free.
Paying the price of unconditional sacrifice, the children of Egyptian martyrs have long had great support from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
On July 10, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education, announced that children of martyrs are exempted from paying tuition fees of public and private universities.
Since 2013, state security forces, represented by both the army and the police, have been engaged in violent clashes with an Islamist insurgency in parts of the North Sinai governorate.
The Islamist insurgency has killed hundreds of Egyptian security forces, predominantly in North Sinai. The army also announced it has killed hundreds of militants.