VERY FIRST WAY OF LIQUIDATING CORRUPTION IN ARMENIA IS EDUCATION AND CHANGE OF WAY OF THINKING, RA PRIME MINISTER ASSERTS
JU LY 24
According to RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsian’s evaluation, today
85% students graduating from Armenian universities has no sufficient
abilities, and the country has a lack of specialists. T. Sargsian
recorded during his July 23 meeting with RA comprehensive school pupils
having one-week rest in Tsakhkadzor that today the prevailing part
of 100 Armenian higher educational institutions does not correspond
to European educational standards, and these institutions’ graduates
do not qualify in contests announced for jobs.
The meeting with the Prime Minister of more than 100 pupils from
different regions, who learnt Economics subject at schools and passed
the final exam in that subject was held within the framework of the
Armenian Junior Achievements organization’s educational programs:
the goal of organizers of this summer camp functioning for already
the 8th year is strengthening and deepening pupils’ knowledge through
various games and events especially in Economics subject.
During the meeting with the RA Prime Minister, the pupils had a
possibility to get acquainted with government’s activity, as well as
to ask different questions to the Prime Minister.
T. Sargsian gave assurance that economy based on knowledge should be
created. "Only in that circumstance we will be able to overcome the
serious challenges of economy," he said.
Answering questions on corruption, the Prime Minister stated that
in Armenia it starts from a maternity hospital and finishes at other
stages of life, kindergarten, school, university, place of work. "I
consider that perhaps the very first way to liquidate corruption is
education and change of way of thinking: sound way of thinking will
force out that vicious phenomenon," the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister mentioned the necessity to get rid of anti-Turkish
complex and to have pro-Armenian way of thinking as another important
problem. According to him, "politics is built on serious calculations,
and from that point of view we should make calculations and proceeding
from national interests create relations with Turkey," T. Sargsian
The Prime Minister also tried to listen to the answers of the very
pupils to the questions raised.