CAIRO: The Zagazig University council decided Sunday to dismiss former President Mohamed Morsi from his position as a lecturer at the Engineering Faculty after judicial verdicts were issued against him, Youm7 reported.
“The university has received from the court an official copy of the criminal sentences issued against the ousted president,” the president of Zagazig University, Ashraf el-Sheihy told Youm7.
Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over inciting violence outside the Ittihadeya Presidential Palace in 2012. The university will send a legal committee to receive copy of the court ruling, Youm7 quoted a source at the university.
After receiving the verdict, the university will issue its official resolution to finally dismiss the former president.
Morsi worked at Zagazig University in his hometown Sharqia from 1985 until 2010. He was elected as the president of Egypt in May 2012.
In May 16, 2015, a court motioned a death sentence against Morsi over 2011 prison break charges; the ruling was sent to the Grand Mufti for religious advice and the final decision is scheduled for June 16. However, the verdict can still be appealed, even if the death sentence was upheld.
Morsi also awaits a verdict over charges of espionage, and is standing trial in another case, in which he is accused of spying for Qatar.
After almost a year in office, Morsi was ousted by the army In July 3, 2013 following mass protests demanded his toppling.
Additional reporting by Wael Rabeiy