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CAIRO – 10 October 2020: Egyptian government has activated the system of providing insurance for 22 million students against death or accidents, to be the largest insurance coverage for students in the history of Egypt, Youm7 newspaper reported on Saturday.
A few months ago, the Cabinet approved a decision to establish two funds to provide insurance for pre-academic students nationwide and for Al-Azhar students.
The subscription in the funds will be with nominal fees that would be determined later by the Ministry of Education and Al-Azhar Institution.
Activating the insurance coverage would be applied this educational year 2020/2021, said Judge Reda Abdel-Moitti, the vice-president of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) in a statement.
In June 2020, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ensured that students’ safety and health atop the government’s priorities as it fights coronavirus.