Seats for sale in Iran’s Faculty of Medicine as corruption reaches universities

MP Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of the Iranian parliament’s educational committee, revealed that the state’s widespread corruption has reached universities, where money is exchanged for guaranteed acceptances to medical schools.

“There are reports that some of the positions are sold at a price of between 400 and 500 million Iranian riyals (approximately 32 -40 thousand dollars),” Sadeghi said in remarks to the site Tabnak, Saturday.

“Those who pay these funds receive money with the help of some companies involved in corruption, and through a group of companies affiliated with the Ministry of Health,” the MP said.

Corruption has reached unprecedented levels in Iran. Earlier in November, Amir Khukhoste, Iranian MP and head of the anti-corruption finance committee, warned that senior state officials are spreading corruption in the country.

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