World Bulletin / News Desk
Some 134 Al-Azhar University students have been referred to a disciplinary board since the start of the university's academic year in mid-October, a university official said Monday.
Ibrahim al-Hodhod, university deputy president for student affairs, said that offending students had been barred from attending classes for one or two terms, depending on the severity of the offense.
Twenty-seven students had also been expelled from the Azhar University's Cairo dormitories, he added.
Demonstrations against the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi have rocked several universities throughout the country since Egypt's academic year began in September.
The most violent of these have been seen at Al-Azhar University's Cairo campus, where the academic year began on October 19 after having been postponed by almost one month.
Al-Hodhod played down reports of a major student strike at the university.
The strike "has not affected student attendance," he said, insisting that only 5 percent of the university's student body was taking part in the strike action.
Scores of Azhar students called a strike on Saturday to protest the recent detention of a number of anti-coup students.Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2013, 17:54