Unrest in universities forces 35,000 students to quit class

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education confirmed recently that unrest in 22 universities has caused 35,000 students to quit class, reports Xinhua News Agency.

“The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has taken disciplinary measures on more than 640 students, 40 teachers, as part of measures to combat unrest in various Ethiopian universities. The ministry has also formed a committee to prevent the recurrence of unrest in Ethiopian universities, as well as facilitate the return of 35,000 university students back to their studies,” said the ministry.

Ethnic tinged clashes in various Ethiopian universities since last November have killed about a dozen students and left dozens of others injured. The clashes have prompted Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to warn that his government could close down universities if the unrest continues.
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