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Cairo pupils moved to Coptic schools due to 'politicisation' fears

6 October 2013 Last updated at 00:07 BST

Authorities in the conservative province of Bany Souef outside Cairo have allowed three Coptic Christian schools to accept 10% more students than usual this year due to the increased demand for places.

Some parents say they are removing their children from schools run by the Muslim Brotherhood because teachers are trying to influence the students for political gain.

Hadya Alalawi reports.

Video produced by BBC Cairo's Ali Gamal El deen