Years of low-quality education have taken their toll on Egypt’s many essential services, and not only in the medical sector or in state-owned agencies. The country suffers from widespread unemployment; skilled labour and competent professionals can be hard to come by. Quantity-wise, Egypt has nearly 15 million students in pre-college education and 2.2 million in colleges. However, employers complain that once these students are in the labour market, their knowledge, work ethic, and skills are below average. Some may think that low-quality education is a problem only of government schools. However, some private schools are also falling short of expectations.