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Sixth university closes in Sudan

July 26 - 2019 KHARTOUM
El Nilein University in Khartoum (file photo)
El Nilein University in Khartoum (file photo)

The administration of El Nilein University in Khartoum announced yesterday that the university will be closed indefinitely, bringing the number of universities that have been closed to six.

In a statement, the university administration justified the decision by pointing at the safety of students and employees, and at the risk of damage to property.

University of Khartoum

Students at the University of Khartoum rejected the university administration's decision to resume the study, saying that this decision did not take into account the security threats and the turbulent political conditions.

Their initiative, which was signed by 14 faculties, called for security, stability, rehabilitation, and the creation of more dormitories.

The initiative also called for the withdrawal of police at the university, the dismantling of jihadist units, the restructuring of the university administration, and a transparent investigation into the destruction of university property.

Wad Madani

The Faculty of Medical Sciences and Technology in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira, witnessed protests and strikes as students rejected the administration decided to resume the study, and announced examination schedules.


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