Nile University crisis continues as sit-in resumes

Nile University students continued their sit-in on campus last Monday, despite having been dispersed by security forces earlier in the day, writes Yasmine Wali for Ahram Online.

The raid on the sit-in by police armed with riot shields and batons was slated by demonstrators as lacking legality, and Nile University President Tarek Khalil resigned in protest at the violent attack.

The sit-in began on 28 August as a result of a conflict between Nile University, a private, not-for-profit institution, and the Zewail City for Science and Technology (ZCST), which was granted the Nile University campus after the revolution.

The sit-in by Nile staff, students and their parents was launched to protest the ongoing situation and subsequent government decisions, which reiterated the grant of the campus and facilities to ZCST, which is managed by prominent Egyptian chemist and Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail.
Full report on the Ahram Online site