"Mahmoud Farshidi has submitted resignation to president," the agency said. It did not say if Ahmadinejad had formally accepted the resignation but added that top education official Ali Reza Ali Ahmadi is the likely successor.
Ahmadinejad has in the last months fired the previous oil and industry ministers and also replaced the head of the central bank.
In May, dozens of MPs attempted to impeach Farshidi for failing to achieve the country's education objectives but the embattled minister survived after Ahmadinejad gave a speech in his defence.
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