By Nader Ramadan
Another high-ranking official with The American University in Cairo criticized the work of its construction contractors today, this time Boyd Hight, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees.
“We recognize that [the campus] is not complete,” Hight said. “We were assured by the contractors that the campus would be complete by June 1.”
Hight made his comments before a general faculty meeting this morning, at the Mansour Group Lecture Hall inside the Mostafa Core Academic Center.
Hight’s remarks echoed those made by President David Arnold last week in a similar forum for faculty and staff.
Hight defended the summer move to the new campus, rather than postponing the move by one semester.
“We had no choice,” he said. “Imagine what moving in the middle of the school year would have involved.”
Hight encouraged professors to endure the difficulties that came with an incomplete campus.
“I hope you are seeing improvement on a daily basis.”
President Arnold and Hight were signatories of an LE 850 million contract with multinational construction contractor Samsung and its Egyptian partner Samcrete.