CAIRO: Cairo University revoked the expulsion of 33 students after they vowed not resort to violence on campus, head of the university Gaber Nassar announced on Facebook Monday.
The students were expelled over alleged violence that spread in Egyptian universities in two academic years following the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, especially Al-Azhar and Cairo universities in the capital.
The parents of the students met with Nassar Monday at the university, apologized for their children’s “violations against the university” and promised to guide them. The students were present in the meeting.
Nassar wrote that if the students resorted to violence again, he would expel them.
Hundreds of students were expelled and arrested after they protested on campus and vandalized universities’ facilities. A number of students were killed in confrontations with the police, which was allowed on campus to disperse protests on several occasions.