Many people on social networks believe that the decision is aimed at turning up the heat on Iran.
Youngsters with a university degree can assume the responsibility of teaching literacy to the illiterate in Khuzestan Province in their free time and get paid in return.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the University of Iranians has started to admit students in defiance of the science ministry’s revocation of its permit.
Students in a school in Hamadan, western Iran, have shaved their heads to show sympathy with their teacher who is terminally ill.
A media delegation from neighboring Afghanistan has visited Tehran-based schools where the Afghan refugees and nationals receive educational training.
A Zoroastrian weekly critically examines Iran's education system, saying children need to learn life skills to manage their personal affairs.
The government of President Rouhani is trying to implement a plan which highlights equal treatment of Iranian and Afghan students.
Interest in the Persian Language in the Caucasus region, especially in North Ossetia Republic, is growing.
An Iranian jail offers special plans to boost the morale of prisoners, minimize the risk of their depression, help them straighten out and continue their education.
Illiterates aged 10 to 49 will receive limited public services in the future, says the country’s literacy chief.