Egyptian Education

I just read an interesting (and alarming) article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about education in Egypt. I know some people who have studied and taught there-some liked it, and some hated it-but all were pretty vague and general in describing their experiences. Andrew Mills’s article certainly paints a bleak picture. I’d like to visit Egypt and read quite a bit about it when I was younger, but I haven’t been yet. Has anyone visited or studied there? What were your experiences like?