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Over 200 students resign from northern Sudan university

November 22 - 2019 DONGOLA
The University of Dongola (Social media)
The University of Dongola (Social media)

More than 200 students of the University of Dongola in Sudan’s Northern State resigned on Thursday in protest against what they described as racist conduct of the university administration.

A student of the Faculty of Computer Science and Human Development at Dongola University told Radio Dabanga that a number of his colleagues complained to the faculty administration about the shortage of lecturers and badly equipped training units.

They also demanded repositioning of the university guards to the university gates only. The guards should deal with the students in a more peaceful way.

He said that the faculty administration responded by telling them to form a student committee to negotiate with them.

The students then selected 12 representatives to submit a memorandum containing their demands to the faculty administration. After the hand-over, the administration accused four of the selected students, all from Darfur, of inciting the others to complain about the faculty and submit the demands.

More than 200 students described the accusation as “racist conduct”, and tendered their resignations to the director of the faculty.

A number of other students threaten to resign if their demands are not met.


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