Burhan dismisses public university directors

Five months after his coup, Al-Burhan returned the leaders of the ousted regime to the forefront of power once again.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

Tuesday, the head of the coup Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, dismissed directors at 30 public universities in Sudan, just hours dissolving their boards of trustees with no constitutional basis.

Al-Burhan’s decision comes in the midst of several decisions which have brought back leaders from the dissolved and banned National Congress Party to government institutions.

A member of the Sovereignty Council, Salma Abdul-Jabbar Al-Mubarak, said in a press statement that an “exceptional” wage structure for professors had been approved for this year –pending review during the second half of the 2022 budget– “in order to arrive at the most appropriate and satisfactory [wage] structure that matches the aspirations of university faculty members.”

Al-Mubarak explained that this step came after what she had described as an “extensive exchange” between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and university professors.

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