CAIRO — “The problem with the public education system in Egypt is that it does not take into account the students’ skills and interests,” Sally Osama told Al-Monitor. Osama is a mother of an 8-year-old who decided to try home schooling.
“While I was looking for a decent school for my son Mazen, I heard about home schooling but I was afraid of taking this step because I was busy at work. Eventually I found a good school for him, where he went for two years. At a certain point I was surprised by changes in his behavior. He had become lethargic and absent-minded all the time. One day I was shocked to see him draw a picture of himself dead and a knife dripping with blood. I also take courses at the faculty of kindergarten and I was surprised to learn that everything we are taught there is not in line with the schools’ education method. Eventually I decided to start home schooling.”