YEREVAN, May 23. / ARKA /. The twelve-year education in Armenia allows high school graduates to be more competitive in Europe, according to Anahit Bakhshyan, deputy director of the National Institute of Education.
"The three-stage education - elementary school (from grades 1 to 4), medium (from 5 to 9 grades) and high school (from 10 to 12 grades) is the right one because it allows Armenian high school graduates to compete with pears in Europe," she said.
She also said it is incorrect to compare the current education system with the Soviet mandatory ten-year system.
According to her, the Soviet system armed the students with knowledge and skills required for that period of time, while the current education system aims to give knowledge, adapted to modern realities.
The transition to 12-year education system in Armenia was launched in 2006-2007 as part of a sweeping educational reform. -0-