Mohamed Al-Deeb, AUC student and a former member of the CIMAL
, claims that AUC canceled the original opening ceremony because Nour was set to be the keynote speaker, adding that it is a "restriction of freedom.
In a statement posted on the official CIMAL Facebook group, students said that AUC had "reservations over the selection of Ayman Nour as the keynote speaker.
Sayed Omar, from AUC's Office of Student Development, told Daily News Egypt that the problem between AUC and CIMAL has nothing to do with Nour but with following proper procedures.
But CIMAL students maintain that it was the choice of speaker that irked administration.