Azhar students protest declined entry to residence halls

Dozens of Azhar University students staged an open-ended sit-in in front of the university dormitory administration in response to a move to decline students' entry into residence halls because of reported security reasons. Some were also turned away because of affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

Students also protested in front of the university president's office and requested a meeting to explain the hardships they face due to the declined entry. They complained the situation made them unable to study in addition to inflicting financial burdens.

“We achieved the high scores required for university hostels but the administration excluded us claiming affiliation to MB,” students told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Ali abdel Wahed, head of campus dormitories, told Al-Masry Al-Youm, students were not permitted entry for reasons of MB affiliation. The administration has nothing to do with the move, he added.

Students recited some Quranic verses during their protest then performed prayers. They announced they will continue their sit-in until the crisis is settled.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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