04 Oct Egypt: Considering human rights curriculum in schools
A Parliament-sponsored plan hopes to add human rights education as a main curriculum in schools and universities.
“Head of the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, Alaa Abed, suggested the new education syllabus. He told Egypt on Wednesday that the suggestion will soon become a reality through a draft law, currently being prepared and waiting approval inside the Parliament.
“’The suggestion received preliminary approval from the Education Ministry, the next step is to get ratification from the Parliament. The Human Rights syllabus will be taught to all education stages including universities,’ Abed explained, adding that the human rights curriculum will begin with students age nine.”
By Taha Sakr for Egypt Independent