At the Olympiad held in 2009, pupils tried their best in 13 general subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Biology, Geography, Armenian History, Armenian Language and Literature, Russian, English, German, French, Creative Work). The diversity of the Olympiad is conditioned by the specialties in which the education is implemented at YSU.
YSU Olympiad is initiated by YSU Pre-University Education Department. The annual Olympiad is attended by the pupils of secondary schools of the capital as well as all the provinces of the republic.
According to Emin Santrosyan, Head of the Division of the Affairs with Applicants of YSU Pre-University Education Department, noted the most popular subjects are "Armenian Language and Literature", "English", "Mathematics", "Armenian History" and "Biology". For example, about 500 pupils participated in the Olympiad on "Armenian Language and Literature", about 450 pupils – “Mathematics Olympiad” and so on.
The aim of the Olympiad is to enable high school pupils to test their knowledge and skills before the admission exams. The activities in all the provinces are coordinated by YSU regional representatives and university lecturers.
"About 2600 pupils from 11th and 12th forms have been registered. In previous years, the number of attendees was quite high because of the high number of school graduates. Participation in the provinces is also high. In general, we have about 1,900 children from provinces and about 700 participants from the capital," - said Emin Santrosyan.
By the decision of the Academic Council of YSU, in case of admission to YSU, students will receive a 50%, 40% and 30% tuition fee discount for the first year of studies (1-3 places).
Yerevan 11th grade pupil of 159 high school Sergey Mkrtchyan participated in the Mathematics Olympiad. He decided to become a programmer and continue his studies at YSU Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics.
Among our interlocutors there were children who would like to continue their studies abroad or at other universities, but decided to take part in the Olympiad as they think it is a good platform to test knowledge and gain experience.
“The Olympiad is becoming a traditional and important event every year. Graduating pupils are taking part in the Olympiad with the belief that it is a unique form of representation at the University for the first time. I think the participants will express their thoughts as nicely as possible," - said Mr. Martirosyan.
It should be noted that the 2nd round of the School Olympiad will take place on March 31 at YSU, where the winners of the 1st round will take part. The Closing Ceremony and the Award Ceremony will take place on April 20 at YSU.