ArmInfo. Students of the faculties of history and Armenian philology of Yerevan State University again took to the streets of Yerevan, demanding the resignation of the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Araik Harutyunyan.Students again boycott classes and conduct a procession.YSU linguistic students and a number of teachers held a similar protest rally on November 6.
At the same time, a protest rally with the same demand was organized by activists of the youth wing of the Dashnaktsutsiun party.Araik Harutyunyan called the actions of the protesters politically motivated.Explaining the motive for the mass protest, the students said that Araik Harutyunyan's decision to make the study of subjects - the Armenian language, literature and history of Armenia selective for non- core faculties in universities is unacceptable to them.
One student noted that the problem is not at all that they are future teachers of these subjects, but that the state of Armenian culture is "catastrophic".According to the ministerial initiative, the Armenian language, literature and history of Armenia will not be included in the list of compulsory disciplines in the curriculum of universities. The ministry explained that according to the working draft law "On Higher Education and Science", each university has the right to decide independently whether it is necessary to include Armenian discipline in the curriculum of non-core faculties. Thus, the bill not only does not diminish the role of the Armenian language, but, on the contrary, consolidates the dissemination of these important values and the training of relevant specialists.