Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 7 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
Azerbaijani Education Minister Misir Mardanov said he cannot solve the problems of students who have been enrolled illegally to the Azerbaijani International University (AIU). Earlier this year, the ministry refused to renew the university's license due to serious shortcomings in the activities.
"I can not decide on their fate, it's not in my competence," Mardanov told journalists on Thursday.
According to Mardanov, the university has illegally enrolled more than 1,000 students.
The Education Ministry carries out activities only within its mandate, he said.
"The Education Ministry suspended the activities of the university and is engaged in transfer of students, who were legally studying in the AIU, to other universities. We are not engaged in addressing other issues," Mardanov said.
The AIU passed state registration in 1997 and the education ministry issued the university a license in 1998.
This year, the ministry refused to renew the university's license.
A group of students, who were admitted to the university and did not pass exams set by the State Commission for Student Admission (SCSA) and failed to graduate, appealed to the ministry to restore their rights.
They demanded the return of money paid for tuition, and some students also required transfer to other universities.
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