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Iran’s education minister has announced 20,000 school principals have been replaced for the new academic year, which started Saturday, “to make changes” at schools.
A leading Iranian daily has lashed out at the government for the recent dismissal of a number of high-profile university professors who arguably hold critical views and replacing them with like-minded and sometimes “bizarre cases.”
Iran’s former atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi has criticized the sacking of a number of professors and lecturers from universities in the country and their replacement with new ones.
The head of the fact-finding mission investigating what appeared to be a recent serial poisoning of Iranian students says those behind the incident used “smelly bombs available in the market” as part of a plot to prompt the closure of schools.
Reza Morad-Sahraei becomes Iran’s new education minister after securing a vote of confidence from the country’s Parliament.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praises Iranian teachers for their non-stop hard work to educate the country’s young generation despite all the problems facing them, urging the government to address their hardships.
The Iranian deputy minister of science, research and technology says the country is hosting around 40,000 university students, and that three Iranian universities are ready to give admissions to female Afghans, who are denied of the right to higher education at home.
Iran Intelligence Ministry: Poisonings at schools not caused by toxic agents, escalated after riots abated
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has issued a detailed statement about the recent poisoning incidents at a number of schools in the country saying they were not caused by toxic agents.
The head of the Emergency Department of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province says 20 female students were admitted to a hospital in the provincial capital Tabriz with respiratory symptoms.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has accepted the resignation of Minister of Education Yousef Nouri following the delay in the payment of the teachers’ salaries, and appointed Reza Moradsahraei as the caretaker minister.
Poisoning incidents on Saturday continued at girl schools in parts of Iran.
Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says he has received no reports yet that a toxic substance was used to poison students in different cities.
An informed source has told Iran’s Fars News Agency that three people have been arrested in connection with the poisoning of school girls in several Iranian cities. Unconfirmed reports say the poisoning could be a false flag operation by a counterrevolutionary group.
Three gender-specific universities in Iran have expressed readiness to enroll hundreds of Afghan women after the Taliban barred female students from attending private and public universities in Afghanistan.
An aide to Iran’s foreign minister says Afghan girls can study at Iranian universities through distant learning system and using the existing infrastructure in Iran.
An Iranian academic official says during the past several years Iran has witnessed one of the fastest human capital flights in the world, losing its highly educated and skilled manpower mainly to sanctions-hit frail economy.
Iran has earmarked more funds to fit the immigrant students, whose number is getting close to the one million mark, into the country’s education system, the Iranian education minister says.
New data show the age of migration in Iran has witnessed a sharp decline over the past decade, with a growing tendency among school students for leaving the homeland.
The Iraqi cultural attaché in Iran has announced that thanks to reinforcing bilateral relations between Iran and Iraq, 60,000 Iraqi students are studying in Iranian universities.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians, mostly youngsters, have been taking part in the national university entrance exam, a highly-competitive test that applicants need to pass to gain admission to higher education institutions in Iran.
A senior Iranian education official says the number of Iranian schools in other countries has plunged from 40,000 eleven years ago to around 8,600 now.