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First female university president appointed in Egypt

Hend Hanafi was appointed by President Hosni Mubarak as head of Alexandria University.

Strict dress code for Egyptian university

Until recently Mohamed Sayed, a Sharia or Islamic law student, attended lectures wearing a flowing garment and a pair of slippers. Not any more. Under new regulations enforced by Al Azhar University -- Egypt's Islamic seminary and the Muslim world's oldest and most prestigious higher education institution -- Sayed and his colleagues are strictly forbidden to show up on the campus clad in the garment.

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