9 Struggles Every Cairo University Student Will Understand

By Alia Atef



Cairo university was, is and will continue to be a source of pride for all Egyptians. Not only is it one of the very few Egyptian universities that is ranked on international level but it is the top destination for students all over the Arab world.
But sadly, nothing is perfect, and unfortunately, Cairo University is no exception…



You never know where you freakin’ are


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Cairo University has some of the most beautiful buildings around, you could just spend hours just walking around and looking at them, which is part of the problem. Instead of getting a book in five minutes, it’s an hour later and you’re back where you started.


The food at the cafeteria has been the same since forever and will never change





While Cairo University has some of best shawerma that you’ll ever eat (and that is also worth the risk of a stomachache), sometimes you want something a little different.



When some subjects only have one final exam for them


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Though it’s not for all facilities, grades sometimes depend on exam. Mosh fahemeny? Basically we can have a subject that has no midterms or anything else but one final exam that could be your hit or miss. Needless to say, I repeated last year…




Getting a good grade only happens if the person who is grading it is in a good mood


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Getting your exams graded is a lot like playing Russian roulette. If you’re lucky and the person grading your exam is in a good mood, then you’ll be fine, but if you’re not, you’ll wish you were dead.


When your lecture has more than 500+ students in them


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Though it might seem hard to believe, actually keeping up with the professor is saying and actually learning something when you’re in lecture with a of a hundred other students doesn’t work very well. And if you’re in one of those facilities that only has lectures and no section, you might as well stay at home and actually increase your chances of learning something.






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While it makes sense that clubs would be after class, what doesn’t is that most of them are on Fridays and Saturdays. WHY???





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Begad lazem doroos khososeya! You won’t survive!!!





Professors are always right, even when they’re not


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If you say they’re wrong, you fail the subject.



When you suddenly feel like you’re in an airport security 


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Nothing feels worse than waking up early in the morning for a 10AM class. Well, maybe that and walking into your university and suddenly feeling like you’re in airport security. But then again, who can blame them when things like protests happen.


WE SAID THIS: Make sure to check out 20 Things Only GUCians Will Understand.