YEREVAN (Armenpress)–US Ambassador in Yerevan Michael Lemmon was present at a ceremony in Yerevan College of Fine Arts after the school got connected to Internet due to financial assistance from the US Embassy in Yerevan.
The Embassy’s public affairs officer John Balian told Armenpress that the college was the 22nd Armenian educational establishment connected to Internet within the first stage of the School Computerization Program implemented by the Embassy. The first stage will be over after two more schools in the towns of Sevan and Yeghegnadzor get connected. Balian said that $360,000 has been spent so far on the program’s realization.
The program’s second stage is expected to kick off in 2001 and will be carried out by the US Project Harmony company–the winner of a previously announced competition. The US government has pledged $1 million for the second stage of the program which will involve about 60 schools–in chief Armenian regions.