Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression

AFTE and ANHRI appeal against the refusal to grant Dr. Manar Al-Tantawi her professorship

Yesterday, The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and Arabic Network for Human Rights Information have filed the appeal No. 61520 of 75, on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy against both The Minister of Higher Education and the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City, appealing the negative decision not to grant her a professorship, despite fulfilling all the technical and procedural conditions.

The events date back to her request, in which she asked for her legal right to be enabled to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department and the consequent material and moral rights as being the most senior assistant professor within the department, even though she previously had assumed the position and abdicated it temporarily due to her health conditions in October 2020, Nevertheless, her request was rejected by the Dean of the Institute considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist “Hisham Jaafar”.

It’s worth noting that “Manar Al-Tantawy” is under investigation by the institute’s legal investigator on charges of offending the institute in the media, instead of approving her legal right in the academic degree and assuming her official position as the head of the department.

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