Egypt’s ‘Zero Schoolgirl’ Demands Independent Inquiry
The lawyer for an Egyptian student who became an anti-corruption symbol after claiming she was failed when her exam results were replaced has called for an enquiry after prosecution experts denied her allegations.
Mariam Malak, 19, dreams of becoming a doctor like her two brothers.
Now nicknamed the “zero schoolgirl” in the local press, Malak scored 97% in her previous two years and expected a similar result in her final year.
So she was shocked to find that she had failed, saying her answers had been replaced with someone else’s – clearly not in her handwriting. Details