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Egypt: former education minister faces corruption claims

The Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on 25 February 2015 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]
The Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on 25 February 2015 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]

The first education minister appointed by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi after his 2013 coup is facing allegations of corruption between June 2014 and September 2015, Arabi21.com reported on Monday.

Documents obtained by the media suggest that Ahmed Abdel-Khaleq committed three financial violations while he was a minister and head of Al-Mansoura University. The violations related to him allegedly receiving much more than the normal salary for someone in a similar position in other universities.

A government regulation body has rechecked the measures which approved the double payments for the former minister and has confirmed that they broke the law.

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