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Egyptian teachers suspended for ordering students to strip

Spokesperson for Egypt’s education ministry described the incident as “sad” and “immoral”

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Two teachers in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef were suspended this week for ordering 120 female students to strip off their clothes so the staff could search for lost money.

Ahmed Helmy, spokesperson for Egypt’s education ministry, described the incident as “sad” and “immoral.”

In an interview with a daily talk show on MBC Masr, Helmy said the teachers were trying to search for LE40 (about $5) that had been missing among the secondary-level students.

He said the teachers, who educate French language, were suspended and an investigation will be launched into the incident.

The students have also provided their testimonials.