Protesting AU Cairo Students Call for Tuition Cap

November 18, 2016

Protesting students at the American University of Cairo are calling for a cap on tuition amid concerns that a devaluation of the Egyptian pound against the U.S. dollar could send their fees skyrocketing, The New York Times reported. The Times observed that the protests at AUC reflect the extent of Egypt’s economic crisis and its impact on even the country’s elite: “When the economic crisis hits the elite, it means the suffering is all over the place,” Malak Rostom, the vice president of the student union, is quoted as saying. “If we can’t afford it, we can tell how much other people are suffering.”

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