YEREVAN, September 27. /ARKA/. Armenia’s education and science ministry and the Armenian Electric Networks signed a cooperation agreement on Friday to intensify their efforts for enhancing secondary school students’ awareness of safe consumption of electric power.
Armenian Electric Networks CEO Evgeny Bibin said that the project has been launched in early 2012.
“We have already hold lessons in more than 1,200 secondary schools in all the provinces of Armenia,” he said. “The project is intended for fourth-to-seventh-year students at secondary schools. Its main aim is to prevent accidents. We put emphasis on accident prevention.”
Bibin said that the company’s specialists tell schoolchildren about essential rules of accident prevention and about first medical aid.
He also said that the staff of Multishok, a magazine for children which has a long experience of working with schoolchildren, issued a special illustrated booklet on the initiative of the Armenian Electric Networks. The booklet will tell children what electricity is, what power plants exist, how electricity is distributed and how to treat it. Bibin said that an open-door day is announced for school and university students every year as part of the program.
Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan, on his side, said that the ministry attaches great importance to cooperation with the private sector.
“Unfortunately, the culture of such cooperation is still not spread widely among Armenia’s business elite, and that is why we consider this cooperation agreement very important,” he said.
The minister said that after completion of the signing ceremony he will visit the Armenian Electric Networks’ education center and will consider prospects for the company’s cooperation with higher education establishments.
The Armenian Electric Networks CJSC, a subsidiary of Russia’s INTER RAO UES, is the sole distributor of electric power among consumers in Armenia. The company serves some 950 consumers.-0----