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A senior Al-Azhar University official said Saturday that students seeking to join the university dormitory will have to sign a statement in which they vow never to be involved in political activities or call for protests.
"The statement includes some measures that were approved by the university administration that also include a pledge by students admitted into the dormitory not to be part of any riots," university vice-president Ahmed Hosni told Anadolu Agency.
Students returned Saturday to the Al-Azhar University for the second semester of the 2013/2013 academic year amid worries of a fresh wave of protests in the iconic university in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
The academic arm of Al-Azhar mosque, al-Azhar University is a stronghold of students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which propelled Morsi to power in 2012.
Hosni said students would not be admitted into the university dormitories across Egypt before they sign the statement.
He added that students violating the terms of the statement would immediately be kicked out of the dormitory.
Al-Azhar University has 23 dormitories in eight Egyptian provinces, including eight for male students and 15 for female students. The 23 dormitories can accommodate 32,000 students.Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Mart 2014, 16:37