Cairo University has reportedly finished drug testing more than 4,000 students, with thousands more pending. Amidst the ongoing series of democratic protests in the country, Cairo UniversityÂ released a statementÂ on its website saying university students will be allowed residence in the schoolâ€™s hostel only if they agree to drug testing procedures administered by the universityâ€™s National Center for Clinical and Environmental Toxicology.
Results of drug testing on university students are released on the same day of administration and sent to the hostel. The school website also stated that approximately 13,000 students eligible to stay in Cairo Universityâ€™s hostel are set to be tested under the new procedures.
University president Gaber Nassar expressed that the drug testing policy â€œis in the interest of studentsâ€ and emphasized the importance of â€œfinishing analysis procedures to students quickly and easily.â€