Mu'tah University expels 61 students, warns 100 over wave of violence

[05-08-2013 01:11 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The Mu'tah University's Disciplinary Council decided to expel 61 students, and issue warnings to around 100 others over the recent wave of campus violence witnessed in the university, located in the southern governorate of Karak.

The Disciplinary Council issued a decision to expel 61 students, including both permanent expulsion and provisional suspension.

Violent riots had erupted on Mu'tah University campus in April over student elections, and re-erupted again in the following following months with sporadic riots and fights between students erupting in June as well, causing the university to suspend classes.

One Mu'tah University student died during the campus riots in April. The recurring violence left over 22 police officers and 8 local resident injured.

The phenomenon of university violence has reportedly increased in the past two years, raising serious concerns among citizens and pre-occupied public opinion, academics, and columnists. Many clashes erupt across Kingdom universities over student elections and tribal clashes.

Similar campus violence erupted in Maan at Al Hussein Bin Talal University in April, leaving four people dead of gunshot wounds and 25 injured after an armed fight between students broke out at the Maan-based university, also resulting in the suspension of classes.

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