Students may be suspended for smoking in Minya University



Sat, 02 Sep 2017 - 12:09 GMT


Sat, 02 Sep 2017 - 12:09 GMT

Smoking-  Creative Commons via pixabay - Kruscha

Smoking- Creative Commons via pixabay - Kruscha

CAIRO - 2 September 2017: Students who abuse drugs or harass their female colleagues at Minya University, in upper Egypt, will be sentenced to two years in prison, said the President of the University Gamal el-Din in a press statement Saturday.

The university has listed a number of penalties for illegal attitudes on campus. Academic suspension for one semester will be the punishment for students who smoke inside closed areas; the penalty will ascend to a one academic year suspension if the act is repeated.

There are signs marking the non-smoking areas on campus, according to the president of the university. He explained that those who are spotted smoking in restricted areas will be investigated and then a decision will be made according to the incident.

Gamal said that “Extremism, be it rightist or leftist, is never accepted on campus.” He even likened the university’s efforts to guarantee moral commitment on campus to fighting terrorism and religious extremism in terms of significance.

Restrictions on students’ outfit, like banning male students wearing low waist trousers, were also included in the university’s decision.

He added that the university is furthering security control on who enters its campus in coordination with the Civil Security Department.



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