Canadian university in Cairo puts a hold on new students

After putting a hold on admitting new students, Toronto Metropolitan University Cairo reportedly has offered the 39 students enrolled the opportunity to complete their studies in Toronto, Canada, writes Mohammad El Hawary for Al-Fanar Media.

Mohamed Lachemi, president and vice-chancellor of Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) in Canada, released a statement early on Friday 25 August announcing the decision to halt admissions of new students to the one-year-old Cairo branch “due to unforeseen circumstances”. Lachemi gave no further explanation in his brief statement, saying only: “The university has made the difficult decision not to admit new students to programmes at TMU Cairo. As a university that is committed to extending a high-quality, student-centred education to a larger international audience, this was a very difficult decision to make.”

He added: “Senior leaders from TMU are in Egypt to meet with the 39 students who are currently enrolled to hear their concerns, and to determine the best pathways to ensure that they are able to continue and complete their education.”
Full report on the Al-Fanar Media site