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hello please what is the ISSUE and CONCLUSION in this article , i seem confused about it


Every single parent in Egypt is suffering this year. Whether they chose a national or international school for their kids, fees have skyrocketed in the past few months. Everyone has been filing complaints against schools’ illogical and sudden changes. No one sees any kind of legal monitoring and it is extremely disturbing.

Egyptian parents had hopes for the newly appointed Minister of Education, Tarek Shawki, but in his latest meeting, his remarks on the cost of education came across as disconnected from the reality many parents are facing.

Shawki addressed the rise in international school fees and how parents are reacting to it. He explained that in any developed country, some products and services cost more than others, based on what they offer the consumer. So, if you target a school that offers good quality of education, it would only make sense for it to cost more. Shawki also added that “no one forced parents to choose such schools.”

In reality, Egyptian families are kind of forced to choose expensive schools as what national schools offer is inadequate. Parents chose expensive schools willingly, but have lately been shocked with an over 50 percent increase in fees, even though in most schools the teaching staff are Egyptians, who are not paid in dollars. Just because a parent could afford an EGP 40,000 school (about $2,500), it doesn’t mean they can upgrade their budget to EGP 70,000 per year ($4,450).

Egypt's public education system is beset with problems including budget shortages, overcrowded classrooms, and poor levels of instruction. Particularly in poor or rural areas, enrollment in secondary education drops to about 60 percent, according to UNICEF.

Yet, on a more positive end, Youm7 claimed that Shawki plans on forcing schools to deduct the applications’ cost from the total school fees. Another matter that has been stressing parents is the $64 application as it basically means the parents lost money if their child doesn’t pass the assessment.

Hello Adam,
I suggest you read each sentence in the article and think about what it means. In doing so you will identify what the issue and what the conclusion are. 
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Question Date: Thu, 03/09/2017