Cabinet will grant university heads rights to control violence
Ibrahim Mahlab, Egypt's Prime Minister - YOUM7/Ahmed Ramdan

CAIRO: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with the Supreme Council for University members Saturday to review the Muslim Brotherhood students’ plans to incite violence, vandalize, and provoke security forces, Youm7 reported Saturday.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Finance Hani Kadry, and Minister of High Education Wael Al-Degwy attended the meeting.

Mahlab said all concerned bodies at Egyptian universities should be responsible and confront the Muslim Brotherhood’s violence and destruction at university campuses, a press statement on the Cabinet’s homepage stated.

According to the latest amendments in university regulations and last protocol between the Minister of Interior and the Supreme Council of Universities stated that the participants approved a number of decisions to ensure peaceful expression of opinion. They also agreed to allow security forces close to the university campus and grant the heads the rights to confront violence by applying punishment and suspending the involved students, Youm7 reported.

Head of Al-Mansoura University Al-Said Abdel Khalek said Mahlab listened to the university heads’ demands and complied with them, especially with the violence from Brotherhood students within campus, Veto Gate news stated Saturday.

Mahlab confirmed the necessity to activate protocol to allow security forces to be deployed near university campuses to interfere if needed and to cooperate with the governorates’ security directorates, Abdel Khalek said.

 Additional reporting by Hend Mokhtar.

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