Expelled GUC students reportedly readmitted
After 18 days of protests, akin to the Egyptian revolution, the German University in Cairo (GUC) students were able to reach their first demand, which was the re-installment of the two expelled students Amr Abdel Wahab and Hassan Othman Ziko.
Ziko told The Caravan that after that he and Abdel Wahab handed a petition to the university last week, the administration called both of them for another investigation headed by the GUC Vice President Selim Abdel Nadeer and by other academic professors.
The investigation was a continuation of one headed by Ibrahim El Demeiry, one of the administrative authorities responsible for investigating the expelled and suspended students that took part in the demonstrations held on campus for the Port Said victim and GUC student Karim Khouzam.
After the investigation, Abdel Nadeer promised students that the two expelled students will be back by Saturday March 17, but it is still not official.
"I went this morning to the university, and I knew that there was a decision taken that Ziko and I are not expelled anymore, and security officers allowed us to go on campus," said Abdel Wahab.
Meanwhile, Abdel Wahab stressed that the university did not yet send them any emails or confirmation to explain the status of the decision of their re-installment.
Students refuse to end their strike until the rest of their demands are met, which include the dismissal of Ibrahim El Demeiry and a legitimate student union chosen by fair elections.
The GUC administration was unreachable for comment.GUC students stress that they will continue striking and demonstrating until they reach all their demands.