Ministry urges AAU students to resume classes on Tuesday

Ministry urges AAU students to resume classes on Tuesday


Addis Ababa, April 16 (ENA)---The Ministry of Education has called on the Addis Ababa University (AAU) students to resume classes on Tuesday, 17 April 2001.


  In a statement it sent to ENA on Monday the ministry said AAU students had boycotted classes since 10 April due to disagreements with the university's administration.


  The statement said failure to resume classes up until 12:00 A.M. local time on Wednesday is considered as voluntary withdrawal from the university.


  Students who withdraw in such a manner would not be offered the opportunity of readmission to the university, it said.


  The statement said legal measures would be taken against those students who attempt to disrupt the normal teaching-learning process.


   In a meeting held between the Minister of Education and representatives of AAU students on April 12 a consensus has been reached for the proper organization of students' council and publication of the students' journal, it said


  It has also been agreed that pertinent bodies would respect students' freedom of speech and right to assemble, the statement indicated.       


   The students' demand for the immediate removal of the university's guard police from the compound needed time to be put into force, the statement said.