Egypt’s huge population and struggling economy mean that school classrooms are often packed with more than 100 children.
Teachers are underpaid and critical thinking is not encouraged among students.
Egypt ranks 145th out of 148 countries in the World Economic Forum’s report on quality of education around the world.
Eternity News reports the Bible Society of Egypt is offering literacy classes across the country.
The literacy programme incorporates Bible stories in the curriculum and uses methods that encourage students to ask questions and speak up.
Trained volunteers teach 700 classes across the country.
Bible Society is aiming to teach at least 60,000 Christians to read by 2020 and provide each of them with a Bible.