Egyptian university students not allowed to take exams if they are not vaccinated: ministry

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Monday that all university students will have to be vaccinated in order to be able to take exams at the end of the first semester of the current academic year.

His announcement came during the periodic meeting of the Supreme Council of Universities he chaired at the headquarters of Helwan University, attended by Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawky, and members of the council.

The minister praised efforts by universities to prevent faculty members, students and workers from entering the university campus until they can prove they have been vaccinated or have a PCR scan be presented weekly, to ensure the safety of all members of the University community.

Abdel-Ghaffar stressed that all university presidents must continue to monitor the implementation of the integrated plan for immunization of faculty members, support staff, employees and students.

He also added that all medical staff should continue to work at full capacity in coordination with college and youth protection departments at all vaccination points within universities that have the necessary quantities of COVID-19 vaccine. .

Abdel-Ghaffar insisted on the speed of vaccinations for all students under the age of 18, especially after providing the Pfizer vaccine in the required quantities – carried out in cooperation with health departments across the country.

He further ordered that all teaching hospitals remain ready to deal with any development related to the coronavirus.

The Education Ministry said any teacher who has not yet received the vaccine will take full responsibility for it and the necessary legal action will be taken against them.

He said letters are sent periodically to the education directorates in the governorates to warn teachers and administrators who have not received the vaccine that they must get it by the specified dates.

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