CAIRO: Student union elections of Egyptian universities will kick off Nov. 16, Minister of Higher Education Ashraf el-Shehy announced Thursday.
“The registration of candidates will start Nov. 2, a list of the initial candidates will be released Nov. 3, appeals to be submitted on Nov. 4 while the final candidates list is scheduled to be released Nov. 8,” Shehy was quoted by Youm7 Thursday.
The campaigning is scheduled for Nov. 9-15 while the first phase of the elections will start Nov. 16, he added.
“The elections are carried out according to the bylaws set by the High Council of Universities (HCU,) which stipulate that student union elections must be held no later than six weeks after the start of the academic year,” the minister said.
The university students’ elections were cancelled in 2013 and 2014 due to the escalating on-campus protests and deadly clashes between security forces and university students across Egypt in which dozens of students were killed and hundreds were jailed.