CAIRO: Students who belong to Cairo University faculties that lie off campus will be allowed inside the premises following a nearly two-year ban, the university’s head Gaber Nassar announced on Facebook Sunday.
The ban was issued in 2014, after constant pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests inside universities and faculties following the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, especially in Al-Azhar and Cairo universities.
Some 10 faculties are located outside the premises of the university. Nassar issued the ban to prevent pro-Morsi students from joining protesting students on campus, as the two years witnessed sabotage, arson, clashes, arrests and killings during confrontations between the students and the police.
In the past two years, students had to seek permits to access the campus, where the main library is located, and fully explain their reasons.
The academic year of 2015\2016 has largely been peaceful.