03.05.2007 | 
Policy
PRIME MINISTER ABOUT EDUCATION
PRIME MINISTER ABOUT EDUCATION
"It's better to limit the number of students who study free of charge, but the student whom we prepare must become fully specialist and be of use".

It was the opinion of RA Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan during the meeting of enlarged staff of Academic Council of Yerevan State University on 3rd of May. Questions which were under discussion concerned scientific-educational problems and improvements realizing in the frameworks of Bologna Process.

YSU Rector, professor Aram Simonyan systematizing presented the problems troubling the scientists of IHE expecting the solution. One of the problems concerned the status of YSU. According to the 8 point of 28 legislation of education, it is noted that a special status is provided for YSU, and this status should be defined by the government, noticed YSU Rector. The Prime Minister promised to touch upon the question during one of the coming meetings.

In the frameworks of the Bologna Process great improvements are being realized in the sphere of education, and under this light a process of enlargement of professions and specializations has begun. According to Aram Simonyan the project put under discussion foresees neither relevant conditions, nor proportionality in the sphere of profession enlargement.

More than 1250 economists are being prepared in our country every year only in State IHE, among them free of charge, and a little bit more in private IHE. Does our Republic need so many economists every year? answered the leader of government well aware of the problem.

An important problem for the lecturers was the size of financing one student. According to them this size doesnt come from the expenses, which are really required for educating todays students. Serzh Sargsyan gave no promises concerning augmentation of means, instead of he mentioned to review the number of entering students, including the number of free of charge entered students. If we undertake a problem, we should solve it of full value. It is better to have less students, but needed for the country and not having the problem of job assured Prime Minister.

YSU set an object to change into a scientific-educational complex. In this way the IHE attaches importance to the contribution of scientific research works in teaching and educational processes, and he sees the future of the University between these two totalities. By the initiative of Prime Minister YSU got 100 million drams additional finance for research works. This money will let not only the Arm enological center functioning in YSU transfer into scientific research institute, but also form an institute in natural part from the scientific positions which are already in the faculties of chemistry, physics, radio physics and biology informed YSU Rector.

Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan who is also the president of YSU Council assured that from now on he will solve the scientific-educational problems not with the people who had left from science, becoming leaders of science, but with those who associate with these problems every day.

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