The following is the full text of a message from Presidents of Kurdistan Region Universities including the universities of (Sulaimani,Koya, Halabja, Raoarin, Garmiyan, Charmu, Sulaimani Polytechnic),and President of Kurdistan Board for Strategic and Scientific Research:
As we all know the Kurdistan Region is passing through a special security, legal, economic, and political situation. Thus, despite all these crises, the region has been facing political tensions at the same time; accordingly we are concerned about the region’s situation.
In spite of the current special condition of Kurdistan Region, we in the presidency of the universities always have supported the legitimate rights of professors and employees. We think that the professors and employees have a clear and important role scientifically and in running the higher education institutions, therefore, we deem them as a vital pillar for developing science in the academic centers. You, Professors and employees, shoulder an important national role, and fortunately since the harsh days you have fulfilled this duty proudly and prepared thousands of active cadres, who are empowered with the weapons of science and knowledge, for our people.
Today, the duty which you are shoulder are as sacred as the past, since our nation is facing the war on terror against the biggest terrorist group at the international level. Thus, in order the process of education to be continuous alongside other universities in the Kurdistan region and Iraq, we should continue with the process of education, as the halt of the education process and offering science at the higher education centers will have large scientific damages and compensation of this loss would not be easy, accordingly it will make bad consequences for the future of our sons and daughters as well as the future of our nation.
Therefore, we in the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Universities, ask professors and employees to return to the education centers and start with your normal office hours, because the future of students and the future of our homeland are your hands. Thus, the preparation of this generation in a way that not became behind in the education process is a national duty of you. Moreover, we are insisting on making follow ups for your legitimate rights, including financial and administrative rights. Therefore, and hence we once again ask the KRG Ministry of Finance and Economy , the KRG Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the Presidency of the KRG Council of Ministers to make your salary their main priority and pay you in the near future.
Finally, we ask all sides to use logic and reason for solving the issues, make the law the umbrella of dealing with the issues and preserve the sovereignty of the law for dealing with the issues, since we are all the sons of this nation and it is possible to offer a bright future for Kurdistan through feeling with the responsibility of this stage and the future of our people.