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Gov’t considers itself obliged to follow Supreme Leader’s instruction / Academics should provide solutions to country’s key issues

The President described the university as a think tank for the government, and urged university professors and students to look at important issues in the country, including water, smuggling, the development of knowledge-based companies, and the prevention of crude sales, and give solutions.

Speaking on Wednesday in the cabinet meeting, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi referred to the strategic statements of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution in his meeting with students yesterday, regarding the importance and position of science and culture cantered on the university, and obliged all government departments to try to fulfil his orders.

The President considered the preservation of the scientific, religious and revolutionary identity of the university as the most important concern raised by the Supreme Leader in this meeting and said, "The enemy has always tried to distort the identity gained by the university thanks to the Islamic Revolution and we all have a duty to prevent the implementation of this sinister plan".

Dr Raisi described giving hope to students as one of the other concerns of the Supreme Leader of the Revolution and said, "One of the problems of students after graduation is employment, which the Ministry of Science should plan for with the cooperation of the Ministries of Industry and Labour".

Expressing that the government will be the executor of the Supreme Leader's instructions, the President urged his Vice-President for Science and the Minister of Science to cooperate with the relevant departments, to review and follow up on the implementation of the Supreme Leader's statements.

Ayatollah Raisi also described the organisation of the dormitories to be important and necessary, and instructed the Ministry of Science and the Plan and Budget Organisation to address this issue immediately.

The President also mentioned the university as a think tank of the government and urged the university professors and students to study the important issues of the country such as water issues, smuggling of goods, development of knowledge-based companies and prevention of raw materials and to find and provide a solution to them.

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran

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