In recent years, Egypt has made strides in boosting school enrollment rates for both boys and girls. More girls in Egypt are enrolled in school than ever before, though gender gaps still exist, especially in Upper Egypt, UNICEF reports. However, recent political upheaval has jeopardized such progress. Many schools more closely resemble "rank penitentiaries rather than hubs of learning," reports Lauren E. Bohn for CNN.
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