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Eastern Sudan students threaten to strike

September 30 - 2016 SINJA
Darfur students discussion corner in a El Ahlia University in Omdurman (ACJPS)
Darfur students discussion corner in a El Ahlia University in Omdurman (ACJPS)

On Thursday students of the Faculty of Education of the Sennar University in eastern Sudan threatened to embark on an open-ended strike in protest against punitive measures taken by the University Administration against 13 fellow students.

“Ibrahim Abdelhamid, Omar Siddig, Atif Ahmed El Nur, and Ahmad Babikir were suspended for two years,” a student informed Radio Dabanga. “Nine others received a warning.”

“The measures were taken on the pretext of violating the rules governing the students’ conduct,” the student said. “But the Administration just wants to ban any political activities in the faculty. They warned us that any student who calls for a discussion in one of the campus’ discussion corners will be dismissed from the University for good.”

The student described the Administration’s decision as “unjust and unfair. We all vowed to protest the measures now taken until the University Administration will repeal its decision”.


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