Cairo University expels 94 students for 'rioting'

Ahram Online, Saturday 12 Jul 2014

Decision comes after regular campus protests that often turn violent since the July 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsi; students can still appeal the decision before the Administrative Court

File Photo: Cairo University (Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Ninety-four students have been expelled from Cairo University for rioting on campus, the university president told Al-Ahram Arabic website.

Cairo University President Gaber Nassar said Friday that the students can appeal the decision before the Administrative Court.

Meanwhile, Dean of Faculty of Science Mohamed Saleh told Al-Ahram Arabic that the expelled students won't be able to apply to any other university, whether public or private, as the decision of their expulsion was reported to the Supreme Council of Universities.

In January, the Supreme Council of Universities approved the addition of an article to the University Regulations Law allowing university heads to expel students involved in acts of sabotage or terrorism.

Egypt's university campuses have witnessed regular protests, which have often turned violent, in the last academic year since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Hundreds of protesting students have been handed prison sentences since the passing of a strict protest law last November. Many have been expelled or suspended, also over rioting.

A number of students have been killed in recent months during protests that often end in clashes with the police.

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