Arguments broke out between professors and students at Zagazig University's faculty of education, after professors insisted on female students removing their niqabs before sitting their exams.
The dispute resulted in a state of chaos that delayed the distribution of exam papers. Male students expressed solidarity with their female colleagues, forcing Moussa el-Sharqawi, general supervisor of examination rooms at the education faculty, to let the girls into the exam room. The argument almost degenerated into a fist-fight and university security guards had to interfere to put it down.
Posted by Brian Whitaker, 14 January 2010.