On Saturday, the Egyptian Minister of Interior, Major General Mahmoud Tawfiq, announced that the admission rate at the Police College would be reduced to 60 percent of the total grades of those who obtained a high school diploma, or its equivalent, indicating that the enrollment date would be extended until Thursday, September 16, instead of The day after tomorrow, Monday, claiming to be keen to expand the selection base of applicants.
Why was the acceptance rate reduced in the Police College?
An informed source told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the decision to reduce the admission rate at the Police College came in response to repeated requests from members of the House of Representatives, the Senate (Parliament), and former and current police brigades, so that they could apply for their children and acquaintances in college exams, especially with the decline in percentages of total High school students.
And Al-Araby Al-Jadeed previously revealed that 35 students from the children and relatives of members of Parliament were accepted into the Police College for the past academic year, after the mediation requests were recommended by former Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, and the requests were sent through his office manager, Major General Alaa Naji, to the head of the Police Academy, Major General Ahmed Ibrahim.
The share of members of Parliament from the Police College seats is expected to increase this year, with the number of members increasing from 596 to 896, following the return of the second chamber of Parliament under the name “Senate”, in order to activate the amendments made by the Egyptian regime to the constitution in 2014, noting that more than 50,000 students take college exams annually, in which mediation plays a crucial role in selecting accepted students.
A few hours ago, the Egyptian Minister of Defense and Military Production, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Zaki, approved reducing the percentage of admission to the Air College to 52 percent, under the pretext of the ministry’s keenness to increase the number of military pilots in light of the general conditions and determinants of enrollment in military colleges and institutes.
The Ministry had set the rate of admission to the Military College at 60 percent for high school students from the scientific and literary divisions, the same percentage for admission to the Naval College for students of the Scientific Division only, 55 percent for the Technical Institute of the Armed Forces, 71 percent for the Air Defense College, and 78 percent for the Armed Forces Technical Institute. Centenary of the Military Technical College (Sports Science Division only).
The past academic year witnessed a significant drop in the grades of high school students as a result of the insistence of the Egyptian Ministry of Education to implement a new system in exams, which prompted hundreds of parents and students to organize vigils in front of the ministry’s headquarters to demand the re-marking of exams, and to allow those who failed in more than two subjects. Entering the second round exams.
Ten students have committed suicide so far in protest against their poor results in high school exams, while the Ministry of Higher Education decided to reduce admission rates in private and private universities, to provide places for students who wish to enroll in faculties such as medicine, pharmacy and engineering, despite their low grades, in return for paying annual fees. Huge, ranging between 36 thousand and 210 thousand pounds in private universities, and between 31 thousand and 105 thousand pounds in private universities.