I am the [American] parent of 2 girls that attended the MODERN AMERICAN SCHOOL in Alexandria, Egypt this last year. I have seen on the NWAC website that the school is accredited by NWAC recently, and as a former Team Member for CITA visits of Egyptian [American Schools] I find it hard to understand how this school could pass even the most liberal of inspections.
I know the owner [a cafe owner, supposed lawyer] personally, and the school teachers, none are certified by ANY recognized agency, anywhere. The school failed a CITA visit in May, 2010, it was then that the Owner went to NWAC and immediately received a document saying "Temporary Accreditation". It is my belief that the documents and "accreditation" was bought through the representative of NWAC in Cairo. The NWAC/NAAS representative in Cairo Dr. Maged Zaki, firstname.lastname@example.org
has given assurances that the accreditation is from America, but does not show any proof other than it having a website. The Ministry of Education does not investigate private schools unless there is proof of fraud or criminal act. I have copied and pasted to MS Word your information on fraudulent and unauthorized persons and schools using the NAAS logo and information for my lawyer to submit to the Ministry of Education fro investigation. [Note: I am a retired Federal Investigator, and Masters in Education Admin].
If there is any other information that you have available for me in this matter, it would be of great help to me, and greatly appreciated.
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Jim De Lorenzo Regards,
Jim De Lorenzo