Defense Minister Ivan Anušić (HDZ) has recently made the decision to freeze his student status at the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb. This move came after an article about his studies brought attention and potential pressure to the faculty and professors due to his ministerial position. According to sources, Anušić felt compelled to relieve the faculty and professors of this pressure and interest by freezing his student status.
Prior to this decision, Anušić had completed a three-year study at the Faculty of Kinesiology and obtained the status of a baccalaureate before enrolling in a postgraduate course. The Faculty confirmed that he was currently a senior, but after receiving numerous media inquiries about his studies, he changed his mind and decided to freeze his student status.
Interestingly, Anušić had initially planned to continue his high school education but instead chose to join the volunteers who defended Croatia at the age of 17. He later enrolled in his studies in 1997 and obtained his first degree status as a coach in 2021 before embarking on two more years of postgraduate studies.
Despite facing some criticism for stopping his high school education, Anušić has gone on to become one of Croatia’s most successful defense ministers, leading the country through several major military operations during his tenure.