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Students fight for lower entrance standards

Protesters injured in clash with Egypt's Ministry of Higher Education

Student protesters were injured in Cairo last week as security guards from the Ministry of Higher Education used rocks and hoses to disperse them, reports Egypt’s Al Masry Al Youm newspaper. Students had been demonstrating outside the ministry for several months, in part because they want lower entering grades for engineering and business schools. “The ministry promised to lower the [grades], but they stayed the same,” Mahmoud al-Toughy, one of the protesters, told the newspaper. An anonymous witness is quoted as saying: “The security has harassed and beaten those students. This is unacceptable. The revolution hasn’t changed anything.”

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