Ain Shams Uni. warns students against using political slogans in exams
Students of Egyptian Universities before their exams - YOUM7/Mohamed Hassan

CAIRO: Vice President of Ain Shams University for Educational and Student Affairs Mohamed al-Husseini Toukhy warned students against the inclusion of political slogans on their examination papers.

Ain Shams University will form a tripartite committee to correct the examinations for any students who choose to write political slogans in their examination papers, Toukhy told Youm7 Saturday.

It is forbidden for students to include political slogans inside the examination paper, Toukhy told Youm7, noting that Ain Shams University has banned campaigning inside the university.

Toukhy continued, “It is not in the students’ interests to have his exam paper corrected by a special committee.”

Further, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce of Ain Shams University Tarik Hamad told Youm7 Monday that imprisoned students will be allowed to take their examinations in prison.

Hamad said that the faculty will organize examination committees in prisons where the students are being held, in coordination with the security authorities He added that the faculty sent the examination schedules to notify the students of the date of their exams.

University campuses have witnessed intense clashes between security forces and protesting students following the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi on July 3. Many students have been injured, while several have died and hundred have been detained as a result of the violence.

Academic exams in universities will be conducted on May 3-24 nationwide, according to a decision issued by the Supreme Council for Universities in April. The semester began in March 8, and will take a break on May 26–27, when the presidential elections are scheduled to take place.

Ain Shams University announced a holiday on May 24-30, and that the final results of exams will be announced before June 31.

Reporting by Mahmoud Ragheb.

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