"THOSE, WHO HAVE NO OPPORTUNITY TO FIND ACQUAINTANCE OR GIVE BRIBERY, HAVE PROBLEMS IN BEING ADMITTED TO HEI," CHAIRMAN OF "SARGIS TKHRUNI" STUDENT UNION DECLARES
Aug 14 2007
YEREVAN, AUGUST 14, NOYAN TAPAN. "At present, entrants, who have no
opportunity to give bribery or find an acquaintance in admission
boards, have problems in being admitted to higher educational
institutions." This opinion was expressed by Narek Galstian,
the Chairman of the "Sargis Tkhruni" student union, at the press
conference, which was held on August 14.
He stated that a hot line with 530-966 telephone number operated in the
union from July 20 to August 10, due to which a monitoring program on
"entrance examinations" subject was implemented. 138 telephone calls
were received during the 20-day monitoring, 27% of which concerned
unjust estimation of examination papers of entrants, 13% with regard
to "patronizing" attitude dislayed towards certain entrants during
examinations, 24% in respect of non-flexible estimation system, and
the rest regarded problems concerning cases of bribery, when they
proposed to solve the problem in return for a corresponding sum after
the appeal of marks.
According to Narek Galstian, the main reason for such kind of results
of the monitoring is the fact that 11 out of the 16 members of the
Republican Admission Board have not been replaced for already five
years. He also mentioned that about 80% of callers were parents of
entrants of middle social status.