Fortunately, contrary to the past on certain occasions, now the ground is available in the current government for presence of clergymen in universities, said Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with a group of officials representing his Excellency in universities.
The Supreme Leader reiterated that a very positive atmosphere and environment is now available in Iranian universities for the purpose. One should be fully thankful of all the blessings by using the opportunities available in the best possible manner.
The Ayatollah said landmark scientific achievements,, political insight of academics and their presence on the scene at sensitive junctures, the religious atmosphere dominating universities and a large number of faithful university lecturers are all brilliant realities with the country's universities.
The Supreme Leader said presence of highly knowledgeable clergymen in universities and their close contact with students and university lecturers is among big blessings in the post-Islamic Revolution era.
Such an important and valuable opportunity should be appreciated. Significance of the issue is clear from adverse publicity of the ill-wishers and their strong concern over Islamization of universities because one of the features of the Islamization is presence of clergymen in universities, said the Supreme Leader.
Stressing the need to address students ideological as well as spiritual requirements, the Supreme Leader said seminarians shoulder heavy responsibility of offering human and scientific support to the offices representing him in universities.
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