Egypt’s new academic year began without any Qatari or Saudi postgraduate students. Both these Gulf states have ‘limited’ their flows of scholarship students to Egypt, according to Al Fanar news agency. Qatar has even de-recognised Egyptian degrees obtained by its nationals, while the Saudi Education Ministry in August removed all Egyptian institutions from its list of approved universities. Al Fanar cited a Saudi embassy source as saying ‘the increasing numbers of forged master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Egypt’ prompted the Kingdom’s decision.
Read more on Qatari and Saudi decisions on sending scholarship students to Egypt: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/10/two-gulf-countries-limit-students-sent-egypt/
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