Massive Layoffs at Javakhk Schools

A scene from Akhalkalak

AKHALKALAK, Javakhk (A-Info)—Public school officials in Javakhk carried our massive layoffs of teachers.

Akhalkalak teachers reported that in the city’s #1 public school, formerly known as the Hovannes Tumanian School, 26 teachers were let go. In an earlier agreement with teachers at this school, administrators promised a wage decrease instead of layoffs.

Karine Tatevosian, a 24-year veteran chemistry and biology teacher at the #4 Public School, formerly known as the Derenik Demirdjian school, was abruptly fired. She was among 16 instructors who lost their jobs overnight.

School principal Natela Grigoryan attributed her decision to let Tatevoyan go on the fact that she is the chairwoman of the Armenian Relief Society of Georgia.

Tatevosyan found the principal’s reasoning ridiculous, explaining that the ARS is a charitable organization and she does not collect wages for her volunteer work as the ARS Chairwoman. She also added that the instructor that was hired to replace her does not have the necessary credentials to teach the subjects.

Tatevosyan vowed to appeal the decision saying that her position as ARS chair did not warrant such drastic actions.

Another 18 teachers were let go at the Akhalkalak’s #2 Public School.

Sources indicate that similar situation is also prevalent at other schools and impacts the worsening socio-economic condition of the Armenian population of Javakhk.


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  1. Edward Demian said:

    Keep it up Georgia. Keep up the unnecessary harassment of the minorities and you will find an ever shrinking Georgia. The Armenian community is not a problem, the Armenian Government is actually discouraging any anti Georgian activities. The Georgians want to be like the Americans, they should pay attention to what the Americans are doing with their minorities. Absolutely nothing. And that works for them. No problem with any of them. Forceful assimilation does not work. Geep this up Georgia and you will wind up with another ethnic uprising.

  2. Hrant K. said:

    One more reason to ” artsakhify” the Djavakhg Armenian Historic Province. Remnants

    of Stalin’s “VICE” should be corrected immediately!!!!!!

  3. ArdeVast Atheian said:

    I can’t believe it. Almost half of their country was built up by Armenians and almost all of their country exists because Armenians and Russians have shielded them from the scourge of Islamic invasions. Shame on them for acting so out of step with the most basic standards of Western democracies. They keep treating their most loyal and most helpless minorities like this. What’s the matter with those people? Are they out of their minds?
    We are hostage to their harassment and abuses as long as all of our links to the outside world passes through their lands. It is time to discuss a strategy of cutting off the eastern part of that country with our Russian allies. It’s time to liberate Zhavakhk. We are left with no other alternative with those modern day dogs. The Georgians are literally asking for it.

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