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Bashir fires head of Khartoum university


January 30, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir on Sunday issued a decree sacking the University of Khartoum’s head, Professor Mustafa Idriss Al-Bashir, effective immediately.

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No reason was given for the decision and no replacement was named. The former dean of the medical school was appointed to this position in April 2009.

Sources speaking to Sudan Tribune speculated that public criticism directed by Professor Al-Bashir to the government on lack of support to universities may have led to his dismissal.

However, others point out that he has slammed a presidential decision taking away land belonging to the University of Khartoum and giving it to the Student Support Fund. He protested it with president Bashir but his grievances were ignored.

Many Sudanese nowadays speak with bitterness over the deteriorating academic standing of the university which used to be the most prestigious in the country and Africa, graduating highly qualified students in all disciplines many of whom migrated to newborn Arab Gulf States.

Observers blame this on decreased funding, government interference and educational policies which led to lowering standards of admission to the university which was founded in 1902.


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  • 31 January 2011 07:43, by Kolnyang youth

    Mr.president ,firing Professor Mustafa,is a solution to the problem of Sudan your stepping down is the only option for the country to rest in peace and thank you so much ,Mr Mustafa ,you have high chances of getting jobs don’t mind of fire by bashir .


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  • 31 January 2011 07:57, by Bol Deng

    "----qualified students in all disciplines many of whom migrated to newborn Arab Gulf States."

    Did the above state mean South Sudan. If that is a case then those Arabs are foolish individuals blind by their Sharie law.

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    • 31 January 2011 08:31, by Southern_Stocker

      Your coment is senseless.....

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      • 31 January 2011 08:59, by Peter Mading

        Universities of Sudan became weak academically. Standard is getting poor and poorer because of the politics of Sudan. Firing the Head of Khartuom University without reason is not a solution to political stability. It is good for Bashir to close all Universities in Khartuom for 21 years and be reopened by next President after Bashir. North Sudan can still survive without universities just like South Sudan Survive without Universities. Mr. Bashire Just do your more work if they do not obey you.

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    • 31 January 2011 08:36, by the landlord

      bashir and riek are the problem of sudan may God kill them or we will kill them.
      Death to them

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      • 31 January 2011 09:53, by Dengcol malual


        what is wrong with you sir? wishing death to other human being is inhuman and senseless. there are many options other than death you can come up with instead.

        you are a problem to yourself and you need to grow up mentally.

        South Sudan is not under Bashir anymore and he can do whatever he wants in the north and it will none of our business.

        Dr. Riek is our(Southerners) leader and it is not appropriate to make those stupid comments about him everyday even if he murdered some of your relatives or friends, this is not the better way to voice your anger.

        please control your anger because it will takes you nowhere

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        • 31 January 2011 15:40, by Ranydit

          If wishing death to Dr.Riek can kill him i think the whole sudan would have wished him a death such that he die and the whole Sudan can celebrate except you who is the stepson to Riek.
          Shame on you to tell people that you like him.

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  • 31 January 2011 09:46, by Deng E. Manyuon

    Leave with honour Professor Mustafa Idriss. Let them abuse it. This is the begining of the end for President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. Khartoum University and justice system in Sudan have been abused by the successive regimes in Khartoum.


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  • 31 January 2011 10:02, by Victory


    I agree with you bro, the Academic of north Sudan universities is moving down ward each & everyday, sacking the Chairman of the university will not help the suituation in north politically & academically,but i advise the president to release the chairman.

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  • 31 January 2011 12:40, by australian

    The more "Islamic" northern Sudan becomes, the more paranoid, anti-education and generally moribund it will become. Egypt is heading for the dark ages and I hope the Sudanese can see clearly what they DON’T want for Sudan. Even with the end of the CPA, I hope you will fight for secularization and not let misplaced national and religious enthusiasm close down your minds. (Some of the rhetoric coming from the streets of Cairo in news reports is frightening; it looks as if the Muslim Brotherhood has a lot of influence. Many are blaming the West and even Israel for their problems!)

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