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Study now suspended at five Sudan universities

Bakht El Rida University in White Nile state (file photo)
Bakht El Rida University in White Nile state (file photo)

On Wednesday, the Holy Koran University in Omdurman and the University of Bakht El Rida in White Nile state suspended studies indefinitely, bringing the number of universities that have been closed to five.

The decisions follow a series of student rallies, demonstrations and vigils demanding a civilian-led government and refusing to resume studies unless their demands are met.

The universities of Bahri, Sennar, and West Kordofan have taken a similar decision after the numbers of students refusing to resume their study increased. The students only want to return to the lectures if the general conditions in the country improve.

The University Lecturers Association demanded a proper university environment and the return of politically dismissed students and lecturers, as well as the dismissal of university directors and their deputies affiliated to the regime of ousted President Omar Al Bashir.

The students of Sudan University for Science and Technology continued their strike for the tenth day in a row demanding the dissolution of jihadist units, the Student Union established under the regime of Al Bashir and a better study environment.

The students of the Omdurman El Ahliya University organised a mass demonstration at the campus on Wednesday in solidarity with those who went missing during the violent dismantling of the Khartoum sit-in on June 3, amid chanting slogans demanding punishment of those who killed protesters during the uprising and the handing over of power to a civilian government.

At the University of Khartoum, the Democratic Front issued a statement rejecting the university administration’s decision to resume the study as an attempt to drag the students into a side battle against the administration and the security forces.

Students of El Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman held a protest in solidarity with the families of the people killed during the uprising, demanding immediate punishment of the perpetrators, and handing over power to a civilian government.


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