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 Friday, June 23 2017 15:02

Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia finally reacted to scandal in Israel in connection with "fake" Armenian diplomas

ArmInfo. The Ministry of  Education and Science of Armenia, after numerous media publications,  has finally reacted to the scandal in Israel related to the diplomas  of Armenian medical universities.

In this regard, the Ministry applied to the country's foreign affairs  department in order to obtain the most detailed information from the  Israeli side regarding the universities that, according to the  Ministry of Health of Israel, issued fake diplomas and personalities  of their recipients. It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Education  and Science only now realized that such scandals cast a shadow not  only on the education system of the country, but also on its  international image as a whole. This is exactly what the agency  mentioned in its statement. The ministry also promises that after  receiving relevant information, it will start a full and multilateral  study of the situation. And only on the eve of the request of ArmInfo  correspondent to comment on the situation the press secretary of the  Ministry of Education and Science Lusine Margaryan stated that the  Ministry deals with global problems of the sphere and its legislative  settlement, rather than separate educational institutions. From the  words of the press secretary it was assumed that the international  image of Armenia's education sphere is not the sphere of interests,  authorities and competence of the Ministry of Education and Science.  However, it's already good that the department realized a day later  and realized that such scandals cast a shadow not only on the image  of the country's educational system but on the international  authority of Armenia as a whole.

To note, on the official website of the Ministry of Health of Israel,  information was provided that the department does not guarantee the  diplomas of Armenian medical universities and can not help finding a  job for graduates of these educational institutions. The Ministry  also appealed to the Police of the country in order to study the  authenticity of the diplomas of Armenian universities.

Meanwhile, the Yerevan State Medical University told ArmInfo  correspondent that the scandal does not concern this university. "We  have never received any complaints regarding our foreign graduates,  moreover, upon completion of their studies they successfully find  employment in various countries of the world," the press secretary of  YSMU, Shushan Danielyan, assured.

At the Armenian Medical University and the Merabian Medical  University (both of them are private universities), the correspondent  of ArmInfo was informed that since the establishment of these  educational institutions they did not give diplomas to foreign  students. In the same universities, they hinted that the scandal is  connected with diplomas issued in another private university - the  Haybusak University.  However, the correspondent of ArmInfo was not  able to receive a comment in this institution.


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