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    Students of the University of Prishtina in Kosovo protesting against their Rector

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     LindaGjokaj, 20, and many of her peers from the University of Prishtina in Kosovo are protesting against the school's rector, Ibrahim Gashi, calling for him to resign. Gashi allegedly published articles in an unaccredited scholarly journal. In order to become a full-time professor or rector at the school, candidates must publish at least five articles in international scholarly journals.

    "We the students want to have a professional academic staff," LindaGjokaj said. "To demonstrate that this is a false journal, someone sent a paper with the name 'Filan Fisteku,' 'John Doe' in English, which is a satire; it was accepted and published."

    CNN confirmed the journal that Gashi submitted articles to, International Journal of Engineering and Management Sciences, is unaccredited. The protests are ongoing as of February 6, 2014.
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    Students of the University of Prishtina `Hasan Prishtina` in Kosovo are protesting against school rector Ibrahim Gashi, asking him to resign. Acording to daily newspaper KOHA Ditore the rector published his scientific work in an false Indian magazine. KOHA Ditore published the rectors` article with the other co-authors. To prove that the scientific Indian magazine was false journalists sent an fake scientific work and put an unexisting satyrical name Filan Fisteku - the Indian magazine published it. This scandal push hundreds of students to protest agaings him asking for his resign.

     

    Though the protest was peaceful and legitimate police has intervened not letting them get into Rectors area. Rector on the other hand claimed in an national newpaper that  he did nothing wrong and he will not resign, he claimed that students are involved and driven by political parties hence  there are not a lot of students protesting agaist him. Whereas protest is getting bigger, today`s march was supported from civil society and many other organizations..

     

    According to  daily newspaper KOHA Ditore, there are many other professors at University of Prishtina who might have scientific publications in false magazines around the world.

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