YEREVAN, October 29. /ARKA/. Armenia’s secondary education sector, particularly the system of high school and final exams, need serious analyses and reforms, deputy director of the National Institute of Education of Armenia Anahit Bakhshyan told journalists Monday.
“Today, Armenia’s education has a number of serious challenges. The educational program of the government for the next five years started not the way we had planned, and today we have a lot of problems related to education quality,” Bakhshyan said.
Imperfect system of high schools, low-quality text books and a handful of highly qualified teachers are among the main problems we face now, she noted.
“The results of final exams are often fabricated, as both, school and parents often benefit from it,” Bakhshyan implies.
The students, who aced in finals to enter high school, failed the analogical tests in October, she clarified.
The 2012-2017 education program of the government stresses equal educational opportunities for everybody, equipping schools with libraries and laboratories, building repair, innovative teaching approaches, special teachers, however, as of now, the requirements are not met.
“ I think, the school should become an open institution, first of all, for media and specialists of National Institute of Education, enabling control over some strange processes set within school walls today.”
According to Bakhshyan, the National Institute of Education must become a scientific and research body controlling educational processes. She also appealed to parents to monitor their children’s education more carefully, and demand high-quality work from teachers.—0-