Sen's daily

September 10, 2015

Current example of the exclusion of Bahai students from Iran’s universities

HRANA, September 10, 2015.

After completing the national university entrance examinations, Ava Amini-Yazdel (آوا امینی یزدلی), an 18-year old Bahai, was confronted with a message on the examinations result site saying that her file was incomplete, and she could not continue her education. “File defective” is currently the usual phrase used to exclude Bahai students from tertiary education. Although President Hassan Rouhani had promised to address the issue of students being excluded from university, many Bahai students were excluded after the entrance examinations this year, on the excuse that their files were incomplete.

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