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The Egyptian student union

This is an initiative aiming to unite all Egyptian students together in one union to channel their voices and represent them in the parliament and in front of the government.
This will bring back the student movement as strong as it was in the 20th century before it was destroyed and pressed by el Sadat’s decision to issue the student bylaws of 1979 which crushed the student movement and limit the power of the ESU (Egyptian Student Union), followed by Mubarak’s oppression to the students using Sadat’s bylaws which allowed policemen to be on university campus and using security agents recruited by state security.
Last summer i was the VP of the Nile University’s SU when i received a call from Khaled Youseif a member of the high board of the American university’s SU asking to meet some one from our union because they are starting a new organization to collect all the SUs in Egypt. The president of the union (Mahmoud Hossam) and i went to the meeting and spoke to Khaled and Hesham Shafick(president of the AUC’s SU) and they explained the what is the organization and why do they want to start it and i was amazed with Shafick’s vision of uniting all Egyptian students to be one voice and one hand. They invited us to a 3-day conference at AUC to initiate the ESU and 10 other universities were also invited.
As we were waiting for the bus to take us to AUC i got a call from Shafick saying that the conference was cancelled because 9 out of 10 universities called and said they won’t be able to come because they received calls at 2 in the morning asking them not to go to the conference. Some of these calls were from the presidents of their universities and some were even from state security agents.
unfortunately we couldn’t meet again but i couldn’t let the idea of Egyptian student united together under 1 umbrella out of my mind.
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