ArmInfo. On March 27, at the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia, a remote working discussion took place. Minister Araik Harutyunyan, deputy ministers Arthur Martirosyan and Zhanna Andreasyan, as well as more than three dozen representatives of partner organizations took part in it. This was reported by the press service of the ministry.
Harutyunyan, in particular, drew attention to the steps taken by the ministry in connection with the current situation with the coronavirus in the country. In particular, the National Center for Educational Technologies launched a comprehensive page of distance education resources, and also prepared video lessons for students that are distributed daily through the official page of the Ministry of Education on Facebook. In addition, thanks to the Public Television Company, video lessons have become available to everyone. It was also noted that about 4 thousand teachers applied for the acquisition of distance learning skills.
In turn, Andreasyan informed that about 80% of schoolchildren are included in the initiated distance education programs. Meanwhile, the ministry is working on the search for solutions to existing problems. Thus, the department needs support to help children from socially disadvantaged families to be involved in distance learning through the provision of appropriate equipment and access to the Internet. She noted the importance of children with disabilities being involved in distance learning.
Representatives of partner organizations praised the activities undertaken by the ministry. It was agreed that each structure will submit a proposal for its program support, which the Ministry of Education will discuss with the Commandant's Office in the future.