Culture-Education-Sciences

New Agreement to Improve Quality of Armenian Schools in Georgia

Memorandum Signed Between Education Ministers of Georgia and Armenia (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN — On March 16, a delegation headed by the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava, met with Armenian Minister of Education and Science and member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Levon Mkrtchyan and his Deputy Ministers.…

Armenia’s Minister of Education Urges Schools Not to Engage in Election Propaganda

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN – Armenia’s Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) said that he will urge all schools in the country not to engage in partisan politics ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “School principals have the right to belong to political parties, however, they shouldn’t engage…

TAD Minister: Armenian-French cooperation forum to promote proportionate regional development

The minister of territorial administration and development Davit Lokyan (ARF-D) hailed today the Armenian-French Forum on Decentralized Cooperation, describing it as a good platform connecting the two countries’ cities, towns and villages, according to tert.am. In his remarks, Lokyan expressed hope that the meeting will also boost the bilateral relations, enabling both the French and…

Minister of Education Levon Mkrtchyan Rules Out Giving Russian Language Special Status

(various sources) The official and state language of Armenia is Armenian, the “Law on Language” is one of the fundamental values of the state’s independence and it is not subject to any change, Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan told reporters in response to a question regarding the possibility of adopting Russian as second…

Education Minister – Financing schools according to number of students is not effective, new mechanism needed

(ARMENPRESS) Minister of Education and Science of Armenia Mr. Levon Mkrtchyan presented to the Parliament the programs which the ministry plans to carry out in 2017. During Parliamentary debates on the 2017 state budget draft, the minister said there will be continuous programs, as well as new programs will be initiated which are derived from…

ARF-D Ministers Vow to Fight Monopolies, Rid Education System of Partisan Politics

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—Upon signing the “cooperation agreement” the Armenian Revolutionary Federation- Dashnaktsutyun on and the Republican Party of Armenia on Wednesday, President Sezh Sarkisian appointed Artsvik Minasyan as economy minister, Levon Mkrtchyan as education minister and Davit Lokyan and minister of territorial administration. During the first cabinet meeting on Thursday, Minasyan vowed that he would take…

“Nigol Aghbalyan” Student Association Awards Worst Governance Cup

On November 14, on the occasion of the November 17 International Students’ Day, the ARF-D “Nigol Aghbalyan” Student Association rallied on the streets of Yerevan, protesting against high tuition, low scholarships, emigration, corruption, monopolies, inefficient governance etc. The protesters called the government to STOP the policies which have led the country into today’s grave reality,…

Government Includes Parts of ARF-D Anti-Emigration Plan

(armenpress.am) – ARF-D is preparing to shortly publish the “We will live in our country” anti-emigration plan said to Armenpress, ARF-D Parliamentary Faction member, Artsvik Minasyan. The government has included parts of that plan into various draft bills. “Certainly the government’s approach is acceptable but there are deficiencies on the implementation part. We intend to…

“Aghbalyan” Student Association Spearheads Movement Against Tuition Raise

In a press statement released on August 27, the ARF-D “Nigol Aghbalyan” Student Association communicated its initiative to hold a protest against the government’s raise of university tuition and called the public to join with the students. The “N. Aghbalyan” Association reminded that it has voiced its concerns around issues related to highest education and…