MB Professor Elected Chair of Journalism Department at Cairo University
|Wednesday, September 21,2011 14:01|
For the first time in decades, a professor who is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr. Sulaiman Saleh, has been elected as the chairman of the Journalism Department at Cairo University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Saleh won 85% of the votes in a landslide victory after elections on Tuesday for all the school's departments that also include Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism. Most faculty posts before the January 25 Revolution were held by professors who belonged to the previously ruling National Democratic Party.
During Mubarak regime, the State Security Apparatus controlled the appointment of Faculty members in the School of Journalism, and Professors affiliated to the Brotherhood were denied any Faculty positions. Moreover, distinguished students with MB background were not allowed to work as teaching assistants or even in any administrative posts in the University.
The discrimination against MB students and professors was a systematic policy by the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak which interfered in the administrative affairs of higher education institutions through the State Security police officials who had offices inside university campuses.