Egyptian court supports universities’ independenceAl Fanar.
“The minister’s decision is a flagrant violation of universities' independence,” said Mohammed al-Khafaji, the judge who issued the decision. Although the case only affects the University of Alexandria, it sets a precedent that will encourage similar lawsuits on behalf of professors at other public universities.
In July 2012, President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree increasing the pay of faculty members at public universities. The new increase was conditional on faculty members working a full day, four days a week. But earlier this year, the Supreme Council of Universities ordered faculty members to submit biannual self-evaluations to the Ministry of Higher Education. The faculty members disagreed with the minister’s decision and filed a lawsuit against him.
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