Former Plzeň University law faculty chiefs dismissed

Two people at the centre of a scandal over the functioning of the law faculty at Plzeň University have been given notice by the acting head of the faculty, former justice minister Jíří Pospíšil. Mr Pospíšil said on Monday that there had been shortcomings in how former dean Jaroslav Zachariáš and vice-dean Ivan Tomažič performed their work. They were still teaching at the law faculty. The faculty of the University of West Bohemia has been the focus of a long running scandal about plagiarism and fast-track degrees since mid-September.

Author: Chris Johnstone