Egypt's Ministry of Education has told teachers to refrain from political gestures
The Egyptian Ministry of Education has announced it will postpone an Arabic language exam set by Alexandria preparatory school after a part of the exam allegedly told students to describe the National Salvation Front
as "thieves," Egypt Independent has reported.
Ministry spokesperson Mohamed al-Serougy said that the teacher who had drafted the exam paper had been disciplined and banned from writing exams for five years.
Serougy added that the ministry had instructed teachers not to ask political questions on exams or embroil students in political conflicts.
The Facebook page "I am sorry Mr President," dedicated to ex-President Hosni Mubarak, published a copy of the exam, which was given to second preparatory class students in the Abees School of Alexandria.
A question, asking students to write a composition about the NSF, read, "A flock of thieves who tasted the bitterness of defeat and failure claimed they were a salvation front. What type of salvation is that, ranted by those who wreak havoc on land, disregarding the interests of the nation?"
The question continued, "Yes to the first legitimate president the people elected willingly. No to remnants, losers and thieves who seek to usurp power."