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COUNCIL TO MEET ON FEBRUARY 12

Deans of the Belgrade University colleges scheduled a session of the Council of Deans to be held on Feb. 12. The Council of Deans was established on Dec. 30, 1996, after the Belgrade University Council had refused to fulfill students' demands. The University Council is a government-controlled body, and its members, mainly appointed by the government, refused to oust Belgrade University President Dragutin Velickovic, which was one of the major student demands. The Belgrade University has 30 deans, while the newly-formed Council of Deans includes 20 deans. Secretary of Belgrade University, Silvija Zdravkovic, representatives of the student protest and members of the professors' committee to protect democracy, are invited to attend the session. A majority of the deans, and all institute heads at the university decided on the Jan. 30, to end all cooperation with Dragutin Velickovic, who they found to be the most responsible for the crisis at the university.

Copyright 1997 by Beta News Agency.

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