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Education Minister says misconduct likely occurred at Trenčín University

Representatives appointed by the Education Ministry who travelled to Alexander Dubček Trenčín University to investigate suspicions about granting of ‘express diplomas’ probably have discovered serious misconduct, Education Minister Ján Mikolaj told parliament on October 29, the SITA newswire reported. But the minister said he is of the opinion that there is no need to amend the law on universities and assured that all available tools would be applied.

Representatives appointed by the Education Ministry who travelled to Alexander Dubček Trenčín University to investigate suspicions about granting of ‘express diplomas’ probably have discovered serious misconduct, Education Minister Ján Mikolaj told parliament on October 29, the SITA newswire reported. But the minister said he is of the opinion that there is no need to amend the law on universities and assured that all available tools would be applied.

The Pravda daily newspaper reported on an incidence in which a diploma was awarded in less than the normal five years of study. According to the daily, the daughter of the dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Daniela Banóciová, completed her studies within a couple of months.

The Rector of Trenčín University, Miroslav Mečár, said that he does not think anybody at his school violated the law. He blamed the case on the ongoing comprehensive accreditation being undertaken in Slovakia, internal turbulence at the school and personal problems of some of its female employees.

Education Minister Ján Mikolaj said that if problems are uncovered, the school will held accountable. Mečár has been asked to explain the situation to MPs in the parliamentary committee for education. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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