Improving Environmental Circumstances for Students
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.