MINSK. Oct 28 (Interfax) - Belarussian Education Minister Alexander Radkov has denied reports alleging politically-motivated expulsions of students from Belarussian colleges and universities.
"We have not expelled and will not expel a single student for their political activities or political views. Expulsions have been only because of academic failures," Radkov said taking questions from Belarussian parliamentarians in Minsk on Friday.
"Following the presidential elections, I held a meeting with the rectors and asked them not to provide a pretext to anybody to say that we expel someone for their political views," he said.
"There is no mass outflow of Belarussian students abroad. We are only talking about individual cases," he said.
"You should not yield to tricks by some speculators who are trying to use students for their own purposes," Radkov said.