Tagged with Reform

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Education Reform

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Education Reform

God, Egyptians have long lamented the state of their schools. Often overcrowded with teachers poorly trained. Private lessons necessary for tests perhaps manipulated. Rote memorization required in subjects not fitting the needs of the nation. The list is long. The school year is short. But with the help of the World Bank and a minister … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reform 2030

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Reform 2030

God, Egypt’s president looked ahead 14 years and saw a place of economic success. Make it so. But he also looked at the present and admitted shortcomings in human rights. Make it change. This week a new port opened in the Suez Canal. This week another writer was jailed for his content. And teenagers for … Continue reading

The Real Threat to Sisi: His Own Inept House?

The Real Threat to Sisi: His Own Inept House?

The title of this post summarizes the opinion of an article in International Policy Digest, describing two main camps among Sisi’s power base. Both the military/institutions of state and the business/media/political elite are used to cooperating, but are so used to the rules of the old game they don’t realize the world has changed. As … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Declaring Reform

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Declaring Reform

God, The public statements coming out of Egypt are positive. Help the public reform to follow. You know what is needed, God, but officials surely have an idea as well. The housing minister announced efforts to eliminate slums within a year. The interior minister called on citizens to report police abuse. And following visits by … Continue reading