The two incidents of the killing of a female student and the injury of 15 of her classmates on Sunday, as a result of the collapse of the wall of a school in the village of Al-Moatamdia, and another student on Monday as a result of her falling from the third floor of the Agouza School in Giza Governorate, expressed a catastrophe that Egypt goes through permanently and annually, with billions of pounds wasted, on the annual maintenance project. For government schools, which are done by the direct order of the tramps, the engineering body of the army entrusted to small companies and subcontractors, they perform theatrical maintenance, wasting Egyptians’ money.
Yesterday, Monday, a girl in the second grade of primary school fell from the third floor at Sayed Al-Shuhada School in Agouza, Giza Governorate; which led to her death.
Muhammad Abdullah, head of the Teachers Syndicate Operations Room, and the General Secretary of the Syndicate, stated that he had received a notification from the Syndicate Committee in Agouza stating the death of the girl “M.T” as a result of a stampede by students in one of the upper floors, specifically the third floor in the school, at the time of recess, which led to her fall and death on the spot. .
The director of the Sayed Al-Shuhada School in Mit Oqba, affiliated with the Agouza Educational Administration, the role supervisor and the dismissal teacher were referred to the investigation, in preparation for taking legal measures in addition to the investigations launched by the Public Prosecution regarding criminal responsibility.
Yesterday, Sunday, the wall of the Al-Muamdiya School in Kerdasa collapsed, and the inspection revealed a stampede between the female students on the school ladder; Which led to the fall of part of the ladder fence on the students.
Giza Governorate received a report of the accident, and ambulances went immediately, and they were transferred to Imbaba General Hospital to check on their health.
In an attempt to absorb popular anger,
The Minister of Education of the coup government, Reda Hegazy, decided to refer the director of the educational administration, the school director and the building supervisors to investigation, in preparation for urgent legal action.
In turn, Attorney General Hamada Al-Sawy ordered an investigation into the incident of the collapse of the fence.
And the Public Prosecution confirmed, in a statement, that “a team of them went to the school to inspect it and question the officials and witnesses there, while another team went to discuss the body of a deceased girl at Imbaba General Hospital, and question the injured about the accident.”
The Public Prosecution had received a notification from the police that, after completing the recess in the school, on Sunday, and while the students were going up to their classrooms, they pushed the stairs leading to the upper floor; Which led to a partial collapse of the concrete fence of the stairs, the collapse reached about two meters.
The incident is a disaster on all levels, as classrooms suffer from collapse, as well as a shortage of about 300,000 classrooms annually, in addition to a severe shortage of teachers.
According to education certificates, maintenance is carried out annually for some schools, by assigning them by direct order to companies affiliated with the army that assign them to companies and subcontractors, who carry out formal work that exhausts the budgets allocated by the Ministry of Education.
According to one of the teachers, a school in Giza was assigned for maintenance at an amount of about 1.4 million pounds, and three months after evacuating the school, the school administration returned to receive it, and they found nothing but the executing company painting the school wall only with lime, and the laboratories were not repaired, and they found laboratory taps They were vandalized, and when they consulted the contractor, he did not respond to them, and said to them, “Give it or not, I took my money.”
With the approach of the new school year, they did not find any opportunity for maintenance, and they had to receive the classes as they were, and the money allocated for maintenance was wasted.
Which is repeated in many schools and educational departments.
The beginning of this year witnessed the closure of a large number of schools, due to the incomplete maintenance, and it was not possible to carry out maintenance work, which caused a huge crowding of students in schools hosting students displaced from schools.
It is noteworthy that in 2016, Imad Mahrous, a member of the Assembly of Representatives for the Democratic Peace Party in the Beheira governorate, said that “the real crisis in the maintenance of schools within the educational directorates is assigning them to the relatives of officials in the provinces, and there are people who have percentages of maintenance money, meaning They look out for their interests.”
A member of the House of Representatives from the Democratic Peace Party in the Beheira governorate said, in statements to “Parliamentary”, there is a real crisis in exposing the system of corruption within the maintenance work in schools, especially in the regions. in purchasing student seats.
We deplore the failure to assign maintenance work to the “Arab Contractors” company or the major national companies, adding, “Educational buildings are a storehouse of the ministry’s corruption.”
Thus, the lives and money of Egypt’s students are wasted, while corruption thrives in the corridors of adults.
Source: بوابة الحرية والعدالة by fj-p.com.
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