YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: According to Zhoghovurd daily’s information, on August 6, the [majority] My Step faction of the National Assembly [(NA)] decided to hold a meeting with RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan.
According to our information, many questions have accumulated at the faction, which the MPs shall ask the minister that day and hear his answers. We learned that the reason for so many accumulated questions is the recent changes being carried out in this domain, which have even led to protests by [university] students, as well as various criticisms of the new education standards. And the MPs are going to ask the minister questions arising from the complaints accumulated during these months. Let us note that recently a discussion was held in the parliament again. The NA [Standing] Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Sports, Diaspora and Youth had held a discussion on the issues of the domain, but the minister had not showed up, which had caused the dissatisfaction of the MPs. And this is the reason why this time the faction, ultimately, decided to “detain” Arayik Harutyunyan and ask all the questions in a closed session.