AMMAN — Mutah University on Wednesday expelled 12 Jordanian students for taking part in a brawl and destroying university property the previous day, according to a university official.
Musleh Tarawneh, the university’s dean of student affairs, said the decision was taken after investigating the incident.
“We expect more students to be expelled as the investigation is still going on and other students are expected to be involved,” he noted.
The university will also recommend that other Jordanian universities do not accept any of the expelled students, according to Tarawneh.
Five people, including non-Jordanian students, university security staff and Tarawneh himself were injured during the clashes on campus.
The brawl, which coincided with a ceremony marking Al Wafa Day and a conference on campus violence, involved Jordanian, Yemeni and Saudi students, according to the dean.
To prevent such incidents in the future, the university’s administration and the Karak Governorate security council will hold an urgent meeting this week to discuss preventive measures, he said.
Meanwhile, Tarawneh, who submitted his resignation on Tuesday, withdrew it yesterday.
He noted that he resigned because he blamed himself for not being able to protect the Arab students.
“They are our guests, and I was trying to stop the clashes to prevent any injuries, but could not and I was injured as well,” Tarawneh explained, noting that he withdrew his resignation yesterday upon the request of the Arab students.