The GUC sent an e-mail at 5.30pm yesterday, 28 February 2012, to all academics informing them of the expulsion of two students and suspension of three others.
It says that “following the complaints of many academic staff as well as the disciplinary council of the GUC regarding the inappropriate behavior of the students,” the executive University Council held a meeting and decided to expel two students; Amr Abdel Wahhab and Hassan Osman Ziko, and suspend three students for two weeks; Ahmed Mohamed Hassan, Mostafa Ahmed Eissa and Abdel Hamid Abou Zeid Abdel Hamid. The e-mail justifies the decisions that the students were sent a ‘final warning’ e-mail message that they would be expelled in case ‘they repeat the breach of public order in the university or participating in riots.’
“With deprivation from entering the campus, and dealing with the university could be done through the legal guardians only,” the e-mail later goes on.
– March 18th: Disciplinary Council Letters: Apology of expelled students accepted
Some GUC students called for ‘a stand to support our expelled brothers‘ on Facebook, and called for boycotting the university canteens. The GUC Student Union 2012 as well as students unions and political student societies from other universities quickly issued statements of support with the expelled students, including AUC Student Union who called for a stand in front of GUC campus today at 1pm.
The Egyptian Member of Parliament and renown activist Mostafa Alnagar has posted a tweet on the decisions, saying “Solidarity with the German University students against the arbitrariness of the administration and I will ask the Minister of Education to stop and repeal these arbitrary actions.”
متضامن مع طلاب الجامعة الالمانية ضد تعسف الادارة وساتقدم بسؤال لوزير التعليم لإيقاف وإلغاء هذه الاجراءات التعسفية — mostafa alnagar (@alnagar80) February 28, 2012
An hour later, at 6.30pm, an e-mail was sent to all students with the subject line “Clarification”. It reads:
Given what some students had done and put their colleagues at risk by inciting them to enter the (B) building on 18/2/2012, despite being advised by security officials of the dangers of overcrowding inside it, yet they continued with their entry in the building and they shouted and chanted with their colleagues while the second round of exams was ongoing. Therefore, they had been referred for investigation and the committee had merely issued a decision of final warning notice of expulsion, showing to be keen on the student’s future course. However, some of them with others persistently showed aggression and insulted the Disciplinary Committee after the investigation on Wednesday, 02.22.2012 and Thursday, 02.23.2012. Thus, the University Council decided the following: 1. Imposing the sentence of final expulsion on the students who were sent a dismissal warning in advance. 2. Imposing the punishment of suspension for two weeks on three students along with a final warning notice to be expelled in case of breach of the university system, and banning them of entering campus during the period of the sentence. With utmost respect, Office of Student Affairs German University in Cairo
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