The children of those who were killed or injured during the January 25 revolution are in for a break, as the government has promised them exemption from school fees.
The children of Jan 25 Revolutionaries are set to receive free schooling under new government plans.
The news comes following a meeting between Education Minister Mahmoud Abou al-Nasr and Sayed Abo, the secretary-general of the National Council for the Care of Martyrs’ Families and Injured of the Revolution.
Speaking after the meet, Al-Nasr told Youm7: “Ministerial decision number 272 for the year 2013 states that children of revolutionary martyrs and victims of terrorism will be exempted from paying student fees.”
Claimants will be forced to show their ID card or an official letter from the Martyrs' Council to prove that their injuries came as part of the protest, which toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak.
The Government also agreed to a proposal submitted by the council to provide training opportunities for the children of the injured, and called on the council to send their names and ages to the ministry in order to be able to select the appropriate programs for them.