Egyptian students hold placards during a demonstration against the education minister and the education system outside the Ministry of Education in the capital Cairo on June 27, 2016. AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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High school finals are always a terrifying prospect for Egyptian students. After cheat sheets were leaked this year, the exams turned into a nightmare for Mariam Khaled. She had gone home to sleep after finishing an exam. The leaks have put the spotlight on flaws in Egypt's education system, which critics say favors students who can afford private tuition to go on to coveted universities and faculties.Critics say underpaid teachers at state schools offer poor tuition, making private tuition a must.The education minister promised this month that the exams' system would change starting next year.
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