Tajik authorities are taking a more pro-active stance on education lately, although their efforts appear focused on regulating where people cannot and should not study.
Late last year, the Education Ministry pulled the teaching license of Tajikistan's only privately owned college of higher learning - the Institute of Innovative Technology and Communication (IITC). That move earned condemnation from the normally reserved diplomatic missions in Dushanbe, including the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom.
Signed by some of the top diplomats currently serving in Tajikistan, their statement strikes, with admirable candidness, at the heart of the issue:
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