Kazakhstan's Vice Minister of Education dismissed
Fatima Zhakypova has been removed from the post of Kazakhstan's Vice Minister of Education and Science by the decree of the government, the press service of the Kazakh Prime Minister said.
Zhakypova was earlier accused of plagiarism. The check of her doctoral dissertation revealed only 40% of work made by herself.
Senator Edil Mamytbekov asked the Prime Minister to "get rid of disgrace of work of the Vice Minister," AKIpress reported.
Zhakypova claims these accusations were not reasonable.
She has been working as Vice Minister since this April. Prior to that, she served as rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan.