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Egyptian universities to close till May 31 due to election

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Interior ministry confirms gunmen killed three soldiers during a student protest outside Al-Azhar University dorms on Tuesday Egyptian universities will be closed from 22 until 31 May due to the presidential election, the Supreme Council of Universities has announced. The election will be take place on 26-27 May. The head of Al-Azhar University has condemned the killing of three soldiers ... Read More »

Egypt Al-Azhar University expels 76 students

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Authorities in Egypt’s Al-Azhar University have expelled 76 students from the different faculties of the university over their alleged “involvement in riots.” MENA news agency reported on Sunday that the decision had been made after “the investigation proved the students took part in activities which violate university regulations.” It added 36 female students from the university’s branch in the Nile ... Read More »

Police disperse protests at Egyptian universities

Cairo University

Protests by supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi took place at Ain Shams, Al-Azhar and Alexandria universities on Sunday Police used teargas to disperse student protesters at Ain Shams University on Sunday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. Dozens of students had gathered outside the dentistry faculty for a protest in support of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, organised by Students ... Read More »

Clashes continue at several Egyptian universities

Cairo University

Clashes between students and security forces continued across several Egyptian governorates on Tuesday, leaving tens injured, including a police officer. In Cairo, a police officer from the city’s security directorate, Ibrahim Boktor, was shot in the leg with bird shot when alleged pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Ain Shams University faced off with security forces in front of the university’s campus, ... Read More »

Al-Azhar University’s second semester off to a quiet start

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The second semester at Egypt’s Al-Azhar University started peacefully with no clashes between the police and students. An on-campus protest was organised by tens of women students who marched around the Faculty of Islamic studies to demand the release of their detained female colleagues who are accused of inciting riots inside the university. Last semester, students of Al-Azhar, the world’s ... Read More »

Cairo University allows police on-campus during exams

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During its latest staff meeting, Cairo University faculty approved the Supreme Council of Universities’ decision to allow police forces on campus during the mid-year exams. The decision allows armed and uniformed police personnel to be on campus during the examination process, reported state-run news agency MENA. The implementation of the decision was to be coordinated by each university’s president. Cairo ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes