Dr. Yusuf Goran said that transferring the case of student’s documents from Salahaddin University to Sulaimani University put the period to the remains of the past regime against Sulaimani University.
The announcement of the Dr. Yusuf Goran, The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, was during signing an agreement between Sulaimani and Salahaddin Universities’ presidents regarding transferring the documents of students from Salahaddin University to Sulaimani on 31st of May at the Sulaimani Presidency office.
Before signing the agreement, Dr. Yusuf Goran, The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, released a speech and said, “Previously at The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s council upon the request of Sulaimani University and backed by approval of Salahaddin University was decided to transfer the case of the students of whom were moved from Sulaimani University to Salahaddin University by Baath Regime.”
He also said, “For years, the case of moved students of Sulaimani University were protected and now both Sulaimani and Salahaddin University had a relevant agreement to the case to return back the documents to its birth place in which we can say that this was the last remain of Baath Regime against the University of Sulaimani.”
He also kept saying, “Baath Regime figured out that in the way of moving the Sulaimani University into Salahaddin University would downsize the spirit of uprising of students, but it was Sulaimani University’s students who started to raise their voice against Baath in Erbil between the years of 1981 to 1982.”
In this context, Dr. Ahmad Dzayee, the president of Salahaddin University said that since they were asked to return the abovementioned case to Sulaimani University, they expressed their welcome, because they did like that the documents be in Sulaimani University not Salahaddin and this is a valid right they like to practice it. He also explained that after that they collected all the documents from the general registration of Salahaddin University and gave it to Sulaimani University.
In reverse, Dr. Salahaddin Saeed, the president of Sulaimani University said, “This is a historical day for the people of Sulaimani and the graduates of that time of Sulaimani. It was better to transfer the documents soon; however, it is our pleasure that in coordination of Salahaddin University president and The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the case was transferred and brought the dream of the students of that time of Sulaimani University into reality in which they will be able to receive their certificate in the name of Sulaimani University while previously the certificates were in the name of Salahaddin University.”
Back to the political activities of Sulaimani University and the great role had in the freedom movement of Kurdistan, in 1981 Baath Regime backed by a chauvinistic decision moved Sulaimani University to Erbil and transferred the document of 6302 students also.
After 48 years and at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research council meeting NO. 7on 1/11/2015, was decided to return back the cases of the Sulaimani University between the years of 1968 and 1969.
Right after the speech, the agreement of returning back the case from Salahaddin University into Sulaimani University between Dr. Salahaddin Saeed, the president of Sulaimani University and Ahmad Dzayee, president of Salahaddin University was signed.