Six students of the University of Sennar, Sudan, have been seriously injured after a clash between different groups following disagreements over tuition fees.
Student Pulse gathered from a report by Radio Dabanga, that a group of students who support the ruling National Congress Party, backed by police and security forces, attacked a meeting of the Darfur Students Association in the Koran University in Omdurman, and injured six of them.
The head of the association, Nasreldin Mukhtar, said six students, including himself, sustained various degrees of injuries in the attack, adding that a number of others have gone missing.
The other five injured students are Shamsuldin Abdullah, Abdelhalim Abdallah, Nasruldin Abdelkarim, Mohamed Omar, and Adam Malik.
Mukhtar said the attack was as a result of the Darfuri students’ insistence that they should be exempted from paying tuition fees.
“The attack came against the backdrop of the Darfur Students Association organising a speech to explain the reasons for a strike by the Darfuri students,” Mukhtar said.
“It has continued for three days.
“They demand the implementation of the decisions by the President of the Republic, regarding the exemption of the Darfuri students from tuition fees.”
He said the protests came after school authorities ignored their demands, adding that the missing students might have been arrested by the police.
Darfuri students are exempted from registration and tuition fees according to the Abuja and Doha peace agreements because they are displaced.
But some institutions have over the years refused to obey the presidential directive leading to unrests.
In 2013, Darfuri students at El Suki Faculty of Natural Resources of the University of Sennar faced the same problem