EU To Allocate 15mln For Educational Reforms In Armenia


ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Aug 13 2007

YEREVAN, August 13. /ARKA/. The European Union (EU) is to allocate
~@15mln for reforms of Armenia’s education system. Head of the
Department of Specialized Secondary Education, RA Ministry of Education
and Science, Samvel Pipoyan reported that the funds will be directed
to the introduction of a distant learning system in Armenia, which
will allow applicants to take online exams. Some of the funds will
be directed to the renovation of educational establishments, he said.

According to Pipoyan, the pilot system of distance training will be
introduced in the Tavush and Kotayk regions. He pointed out that the
system is aimed at the rehabilitation of professional education in
remote regions, which will allow applicants from socially vulnerable
families to receive an education.

Pipoyan also pointed out the necessity for professional classification
in the country. He said that a preliminary document, employment
classifier, is currently in effect in Armenia. Pipoyan reported that
this document was drawn up by the RA Ministry of Labor and contains a
list of 10,000 professions, including astrology and sorcery.