WATCH: Public outrage as belly dancers take center stage at Egypt school

Several audience members also expressed their dismay towards the cultural ensemble. (Screengrab)

A branch of a well-known French-based curriculum school in Egypt has taken a leap forward and welcomed arts into its curriculum, but the local Ministry of Education objected their poor choices. 

Officials at the Lycée al-Haram school in Giza are facing criticism from the ministry after the facility hired two belly dancers at a student appreciation award ceremony on Thursday.

Several audience members also expressed their dismay towards the cultural ensemble.

A video of the two women dancing to traditional tunes went viral on social media. While belly dancing was on the agenda, some may even say the dancers chose to add an exotic Hula dancing flavor to it.

Frowned upon behavior

Some social media users called for an investigation with the school’s officials because such behavior is “frowned upon and does not complement the status of a school seeking to build good morals.”

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Since the event, the ministry of education has ruled to eliminate the principle from her position inlcluding a number of other officials involved.

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In response to the criticism, the school administration apologized for the inappropriate set-up at the student award ceremony which was meant to highlight talented and excelling students.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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