Corruption Continues to Plague Education in Armenia

Despite two-decades of European-style reforms in education, Armenia’s schools today resemble more their communist-era predecessors than the European-class institutions the government ostensibly seeks to mimic. Students regularly buy their way into the Universities, pay peers to complete projects, and bribe instructors for passing grades—all in an effort to circumvent a system believed to be broken by students, parents, and teachers alike.  Yerkir Media’s Diana Karapetyan sheds light on this endemic problem, interviewing students, teachers, and administrators across the many institutions of higher learning in Yerevan.

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  1. nigol said:

    The article is in English, the TV report is in Armenian, can they be translated visa-versa ?

  2. manooshag said:

    Hye, AHMOT! The leaderships of Armenia today have proven once again they are inept and are still ‘learning on the job’… at great expense and loss to our Armenian nation. Very best that they can offer to Haiastan is to resign – now.
    In 1918-1920 Aram Manoogian had established a university… having come out of the hells of the Turkish Genocide of the Armenian nation. Sadly, today’s leadership of Haiastan are depriving our Armenian youth one of their most basic needs- their advances via education! Historically, our youth of Armenia are worthy of their education…. Our Armenian youth are the future leaders of Haiastan. Serge and cohorts, thus deny what all nations know and seek for their own citizens – the best education of students. All nations know that with their educated citizens they are able to share/advance together with all civilized nations of the world. Manooshag

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