More than 13 million students went to schools across Iran on September 23.
Some 408,000 foreign students received education in Iranian schools last year; an additional 48,000 had been signed up, Fani said.
Scientific cooperation among countries is most effective through establishing direct contacts among scientists rather than through government-driven agreements, said the science minister.
A second charity food event is to be held on August 20 in Tehran. Its proceeds will go to efforts to improve education for Afghan students.
Up to 173 scientists from Iranian universities and research centers have been ranked among the top one percent scientists in the world.
To me there is no difference between my children and students; how a father could stay indifferent to his child who is fighting cancer, said Kazem Jafari.
Universities need to enjoy independence, security and opportunities to play an effective role in cementing the scientific foundation of the country.
Two successful teenagers stress motivation and perseverance for students if they seek to walk down the path of science.
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.