Egypt’s Minister of Education and Technical Education, TarekShawky, announced, on Tuesday, that Thanaweyya Amma (high school) graduation rate recorded 74% for academic year 2020-2021.
During a press conference, Shawky said that students with more than 90% grade will guarantee a place in high-level colleges.
The Education Minister added that students in the mathematical stream with 80% grade or higher will also guarantee a place in high-level colleges. No student got more than 95% grade in the literary stream.
Students who failed in one or more exams can retake them starting 4 September.
Moreover, Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaf said that the university admission will start next Saturday and will last for five days.
He added that the first stage of university admission required 88% grade for the scientific stream, 80% for the mathematical stream, and 65% for the literary stream.
He expected a decrease in the minimum grade for admission in different faculties between 7% and 10% compared to last year.
Abdel Ghaffar added that there were 307 higher education institutions and universities in Egypt.
He noted that he received from the Education Ministry the final results of 650,000 Thanaweyya Amma students, as well as the results of more than 600,000 students in the technical education system.