FAYOUM, Egypt: Fayoum’s Ain Shams School suspended 28 female students Tuesday, Sept. 24 for organizing a strike in the school yard and refusing to attend classes.
The school administration said the students attempted to challenge the educational process. Students carried the Rabaa slogan, a sign representing a hand raising four fingers on a yellow background, which indicates opposition to the government dispersal of a pro-Morsi sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya square in mid-August.
A source in the school said that the women were from families loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood and that they organized a strike for Wednesday as well.
Students continued their protest after being asked to stop by Mohamed Youssef Hussein, director general of preparatory and secondary education in Fayoum’s Educational Directorate, and were consequently suspended.
Hussein said the administration of the school decided to prevent the students from entering the school unless their parents pledged that their daughters would not challenge the educational process.