Last Update 17:38
Thursday, 17 October 2019

Egypt's Council of Universities approves expulsion of 'saboteurs'

The University Regulations Law is amended to allow university heads to expel students who commit acts of violence or terror

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Jan 2014
Azhar fire
Al-Azhar University Faculty of Commerce torched during pro-Morsi protests in December (Photo:AP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2841
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2841

The Supreme Council of Universities approved on Sunday the addition of an article to the University Regulations Law allowing university heads to expel students involved in acts of sabotage or terrorism, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

Headed by Deputy Prime Minister Hossam Eissa, the council agreed that university heads will be authorised to expel "students who perform terrorist acts, acts of sabotage that interrupt the educational process, lead to danger, target university facilities or exams or work on campus, assault a person, assault private or public property or incite students to commit acts of violence."

The student should be warned once before the punishment is applied and the decision may be appealed once before the university disciplinary board, which should include a member of the State Council.

The Supreme Council of Universities had on Thursday formed a committee, led by Cairo University Head Gaber Nassar, to amend the University Regulations Law regarding aspects pertaining to on-campus discipline.

Egypt's university campuses have been witnessing regular protests that have often turned violent. 

At least two students were killed in clashes on campuses with security over the past months.

Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi have recently maintained their protests on campus since the start of the academic year in September.

Al-Azhar University, a stronghold of Morsi supporters and the Muslim Brotherhood, has been the most affected by protests and violence. Azhar administrators have accused pro-Morsi students of attacking administrators; ransacking several buildings on Campus including the Faculties of Agriculture and Commerce as well as the school's main administrative building.

Cairo and Ain Shams, the capital's most prominent universities, have also witnessed escalating unrest.

In November, the interim government issued a law allowing security forces to enter campuses to maintain the peace without permission from university presidents or prosecutors.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
2



Tammy
07-01-2014 01:23am
0-
1+
It is about time!!
It is about time something is done about all of the so called "student" protests & the disruption, violence & destruction they are causing to property & other true students!! It is time these "students" are held responsible & accountable for their actions & taught to act like adults & civilized human beings. No one is responsible for your actions BUT YOURSELF!! And now let us wait & see how long it takes for these "students" to start screaming about the new regulations.. These so called "students" showed that they cannot obey the rules or respect the other students or property SO WHO ARE THEY GOING TO BLAME THIS ON?? They brought this on themselves NOW THEY CAN DEAL WITH IT!! Expulsion with NO tuition refunds, holding them responsible for the cost of repairs, the cost of lost time to faculty & other students & notation on their permanent record is the only punishment these disrespectful, violent terrorists in training MIGHT understand.. but then again I do not think they will understand this either because just like the mb they support THEY WILL PLACE THE BLAME EVERYWHERE EXCEPT FOR WHERE IT BELONGS, THEMSELVES!! How much will the "students, the mb & their supporters blame on the interim government, the police, the military or even aliens from another planet rather than on their own actions?? I can bet a whole lot!! I am waiting to hear because I am sure it will happen.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



Allen
06-01-2014 08:16pm
0-
2+
Given the brotherhood terrorists warped sense of entitlement, to the right to terrorize Egyptians
This law should have been in place long ago. Moubarak was asleep on the job allowing the groupthink of terrorism. And Morsi was just a puppet of brotherhoods leadership. At least a level headed leader like Gen. Sisi rescued Egypt from complete free fall. You guys are not out of the woods yet. But you would have had no hope without the military coming to Egypts rescue.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.