Tuesday, June 30 2020 12:37
Karina Manukyan

Minister: We discuss all possible scenarios for the resumption of the  educational process in September

Minister: We discuss all possible scenarios for the resumption of the  educational process in September

ArmInfo. RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Araik Harutyunyan received the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Victorin.  According to the press service of the ministry, the parties touched on all  current programs implemented with the assistance and partnership of  the EU in the fields of education, science, culture and youth. 

Harutyunyan expressed gratitude both for the assistance to  comprehensive reforms carried out in the fields of general education  and science, and for the assistance provided by the European Union in  the context of the state of emergency caused by coronavirus. The  Minister noted the importance of developing new educational  opportunities these days by building distance education  infrastructures. He also said that all possible scenarios for  resuming the educational process in September are being discussed.

According to him, the state standard of general education has already  been put into circulation, the trial application of which is provided  for in 2021. As for educational and youth strategies, these documents  are still under development, and will be submitted for public  discussion later.

In the framework of EU-Armenia cooperation, he emphasized the  importance of the activity of information centers on exchange  programs in the fields of education, culture and youth in Armenia.

Ambassador Victorin, thanking for the meeting, said that she was  impressed by the successes achieved by Armenian experts in the field  of science. According to her, in addition to financial support, the  EU is ready to provide expert support in the process of developing  strategic documents.

The parties praised the implementation of the Creative Industry  program, which is aimed at creating sustainable foundations for the  development of the cultural sphere in the regions, as well as the  Armenian- European research cooperation scheduled for 2021 within the  framework of the Horizon Europe program.

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