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Upon occupying Egypt in 1882, the English occupation was keen to exercise a tight control on education, as they were aware of the vital role education plays on shaping a society. Douglous Dunlop, a Scottish teacher and missionary, was assigned for this mission.

Dunlop created the “Dunlop system” in Egyptian education. He set the foundations of absolute ‘clearance’ of Egyptian students, that is clearing their minds of the Arab and Islamic past that flows in their blood. This clearance process cuts the ties of many generations of ‘school students’ with their Islamic and Arab culture on the social, cultural and linguistic levels until they’re completely void of anything that has to do with their past. This was followed by the process of filling the cleared container with another past, obviously a British-biased and falsified past.

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