Students call for Sana’a University president’s departure
The protesters also demanded the resignation of several other high-ranking officials from Sana’a University for their involvement in corruption. They also demanded that the university provide free educations.
The protesters held up banners calling for the immediate departure of Dr. Tamim and for student services at the university to be improved.
They described their rights as stolen and stressed the importance of students being dealt with respectfully.
“Where is the Ministry of Higher Education’s concern for my current situation?” protesters chanted during the march. They also called for an expansion of the university’s capacity, which would allow more students to enroll.
Motasem Thabet, a student in the Faculty of Mass Communications, told the Yemen Times that hundreds of students are determined to overthrow Dr. Tamim and all corrupt officials at the university.
“It’s shameful to be silent about this farce,” he said. “If Dr. Tamim refuses to step down, we will transfer our protests from the university to President Hadi’s house and the cabinet.”
Over the last few years, relations between Dr. Tamim and many professors have deteriorated, as the latter felt their demands had been neglected.
The professors repeatedly demanded that reforms be made in order to revive the university and its level of performance.
Dr. Musa Ghorab, a professor at Sana’a University, said about 600 professors had decided not to engage in any academic activities until their demands had been met.