CAIRO: The Court of Urgent Matters issued a verdict Tuesday the return of university guards to campuses throughout Cairo.
The main court originally issued a verdict on Feb. 24 to return university guards to campus but Cairo University Deans Council had rejected their return during a meeting on March 5 while discussing preparations for the second school semester.
Regarding the security situation, the council decided during the meeting to follow a cooperation protocol signed between the Ministries of High Education and Interior, the latter which supports the presence of police forces outside of campus, will be called upon to interfere if the university presidents requests it, Cairo University media advisor Fathy Abbass said.
The Supreme Administrative Court previously sent its final verdict in the case of guards on university campus in 2010. The court ruled the cancelation of the existence of security guards inside universities unless the head of the university called for them.
The administrative court verdicts confirmed that the provisions of the administrative judiciary should not be stopped or even stop its implementation by other court verdicts.
Additional reporting by Karim Sobhy.