Im­prov­ing En­vi­ron­men­tal Cir­cum­stances for Stu­dents

The Kurdish Globe - - EDITORIAL -

Aim­ing to re-ex­am­ine the stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tions of the univer­si­ties and im­prov­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal cir­cum­stances for the stu­dents life, Dr. Ali Saeed, Min­is­ter of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Sci­en­tific Re­search, chaired a meet­ing with univer­sity pres­i­dent as­sis­tants for stu­dent af­fairs on 11th of Fe­bru­ary.

Fol­low­ing the meet­ing, a press con­fer­ence was held for the min­is­ter dis­clos­ing the meet­ing aims. Dr. Saeed said "The Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Sci­en­tific Re­search de­cided to re­con­sider and re-ex­am­ine all the stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tions. For that pur­pose tech­ni­cal com­mit­tees has been formed in ev­ery univer­sity of the re­gion."

The Min­is­ter added that the Supreme Com­mit­tee, which was formed by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters, has be­gun an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the burn­ing in­ci­dent in Fir­daus dor­mi­tory and will an- nounce the re­sults within a few days.

Fir­daus Build­ing was one of the stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tions be­long­ing to the pri­vate sec­tor, rented by Su­laimanya Poly-tech­ni­cal Univer­sity, and used as a stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion for the last 6 years. On the 3rd Fe­bru­ary, the build­ing was burned leav­ing three peo­ple dead.

Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Sci­en­tific Re­search de­cided to grant 250,000 ID to each stu­dent of Fir­daus stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Af­ter the ac­ci­dent, many stu­dents from dif­fer­ent univer­si­ties all over the Kur­dis­tan re­gion started demon­strat­ing to protest against the poor con­di­tion of dor­mi­to­ries. Although an in­ves­ti­ga­tion com­mit­tee claimed to have been formed for dis­clos­ing the rea­sons be­hind the burn­ing, no re­sults have di­vulged yet.

This pic­ture shows Sala­haddin Univer­sity stu­dents in their rest time.

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