EDUCATION MINISTER AGAINST IMPOSING SCHOOL UNIFORM
May 29 2007
YEREVAN, MAY 29, ARMENPRESS: Education and culture minister Levon
Mkrtchian denounced today authorities in some Armenian regions,
who force parents of secondary school students to collect money for
buying mandatory uniforms.
Particularly, the decision of authorities in Armavir province,
to force all school students to wear uniforms beginning from next
academic year that starts in September, caused a public outcry.
Speaking to a news conference the minister said the question of
mandatory uniform should be decided by parents council, but not be
enforced by the authorities.
"When urban and rural authorities decide that schoolchildren must
wear uniforms they must also think how to help families which can
not afford it," he said.