Politics 15:25 20/10/2017 Armenia

Work-style of ministries: part five or Frankenstein's ‘spirit’ gripping Armenia

I do not know whether it is a matter of economy, disinclination or Frankenstein's ‘spirit’ has actually gripped Armenia.

The Armenian’s Government’s plan to create an “Armenian village’ in Yerevan for $100-150 million, aimed at presenting the tourists the color, culture and daily routine … of the Armenian villages is simply ‘killing’. We lack the capacity to show a living village so much that we are opening a village museum in the capital with huge spendings.

Regarding the capital, an “Old Yerevan” museum needs to be built to its memory, again with vast sums.

Instead of evaluating, preserving and loving the real life (do not say it as a tautology), we turn it into a corpse, with a noble intention to open a museum in parallel to it.

How is this different from Frankenstein mentality?

You would rather enliven the village: the inhabitants of villages will definitely have a lot to show. Or are you afraid the culture is completely gone? And the fear is not baseless, since when preparing series of articles on our village schools we wondered whether those people are optimistic and strong or have simply put up with the situation.

… You see, there are no trifles in economy, stewardship…even in the household: you do not open the tap, water will not flow or you hold the tap open, the water will flow so long as Veolia cuts it off, asking your forgiveness or even not bothering to do so…

The Parliament has recently released the list of those parliamentarians, who are paid for renting a house in Yerevan. Both the list and the phenomenon received tough criticism by media and social networks. On one hand, if there are MPs from regions, they need to rent apartments during the Parliament sessions if they do not want to come and go every day. On the other hand, the National Assembly definitely has no idea to dissolve, thus there will always be MPs from regions. Why does the parliament have permanent apartments adjunct to it to provide housing to those MPs and then take back when their mandate expires? Moreover, an apartment must be given on a condition the official must reside in it.

It would settle the housing issue and will eliminate all the talks whether this or that MP need a renting payment or not.

By the way, there was a half-constructed building rising on Baghramyan Street for years, standing, perhaps, as a symbol of an unfinished work.

… I am sure you remember Armenia’s Ministry of Education and Science decided to attach Russian copies to graduation certificates, receiving stormy responses across the country. In response, the minister argued: “We know that a considerable part of students leave for Russia to work there after graduating. This measure is aimed at freeing people from additional costs. Imagine you pay for each certificate to get the Russian copy. It has always been so.”

We submitted an inquiry to the ministry, asking if it would be more appropriate not to hand the insert, waiting for the graduates to choose the country they want to leave for. Not every graduate need a foreign language insert, thus we proposed to give the insert those students who apply for it, again in the required language and free of charge, which would also stop the grounded claims that the Armenian Ministry of Science and Education propagates the Russian language in Armenia and encourages students to study in Russia.

The reply was once again disappointing. Regarding the excess costs, the ministry said that the certificates are obtained ‘once a year, in the manner prescribed by the RA law on “Procurements’”. The Russian copies were justified with ‘the existence of state general educational institutions operating in Russian’, which was not mentioned by the minister. There came another completely irrelevant reply, saying the higher educational certificate is filled out exclusively in Armenian, adding no supplementary fees are demanded to attach a Russian language sheet to the secondary education certificate.”

How does it matter? Should the Ministry of Education and Science necessarily be the one to give inappropriate responses to the questions? The previous law was adopted in 2010. A new minister has been appointed from a different party. What is the problem to look back with a critical approach, taking rational measures?

Another issue refers to the regular optimization: schools are closed, teachers are left jobless. Is the main reason the lack of financial resources? If this is the case, why are we switching to the 12-year education system? What is the optimization based on? Tell me it is required by Bologna Declaration and I will say you have failed to study it. To meet the requirements of European universities does not imply to study 12 years in a class of 30 school students in a neglected regional school.

This is the reason behind the poor conditions of the village schools. There are only one-two schools, that are shown off every time.

A school museum.

That is why instead of dealing with small, important, everyday affairs, the country pursues a policy of bringing the corpse back to life.



Source Panorama.am
Share |

Related news

Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

20:00
The air temperature will grow to +9 tomorrow in Yerevan
Precipitation is expected in the daytime of February 19 in separate regions of Armenia,  Hydromet meteorological service reported, adding...
19:38
'I don't regret coming here', says British schoolgirl who ran away to join ISIS
A British woman, who ran away at 15 years old to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, has said in a recent interview that while she...
19:12
President denies reports about cooperating with a political party
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian does not cooperate with any Armenian political force, press department at the President Office said in a...
18:50
Portugal public sector strike disrupts schools, hospitals
Hospitals cut services to a minimum, schools were closed, and rubbish was left uncollected in Portugal on Friday as public workers went on...
18:21
Boheme Theatre launches new website to ensure better connection with audience
Boheme Theatre of famous actor Narek Dulyan has launched a new website boheme-theater.am. As the theatre director Narek Dulyan told Panorama.am,...
17:38
Feast of Saint Sarkis celebrated in Yerevan
Celebrations on the Feast of Saint Sarkis the Captain started at St. Sarkis Church in capital Yerevan today. Divine Liturgy was offered in the...
17:10
Russian. Armenian FMs met in Munich
Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and held today a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, TASS news agency reported....
15:55
Eurasian Expert Club assesses Armenia’s economic performance in 2018 as satisfactory
2018 was a difficult year for Armenia as number of political developments significantly affected the country’s economic performance, Aram...
14:38
Armenian, Dutch FMs discussed cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats
Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is in Munich on a working visit, met with Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stephen Blok. Armenian...
13:53
Artsakh reports over 220 Azerbaijani ceasefire violations over past week
The Azerbaijani armed forces violated the ceasefire along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact over 220 times in the past week, the...
13:43
The US to provide almost $700 million in aid to Ukraine
US President Donald Trump has signed a package of legislation approved by Congress that increases aid to Ukraine to nearly $700 million, the...
12:29
FM Mnatsakanyan held meetings with high-level officials from US, France
Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is attending the Munich Security Conference, held a meeting with US Senator Robert Menendez,...
11:41
Armenia celebrates Feast of St. Sarkis the Captain
Captain St. Sarkis is one of the most beloved saints among the Armenian nation. Together with his 14 soldiers-companions he was martyred for the...
11:11
President Sarkissian sent a congratulatory message to the President of Lithuania
President Armen Sarkissian sent a congratulatory message to the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on the occasion of the...
10:32
Trump says he deserves Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on Syria and North Korea
US President Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria,...
10:19
Snow reported on Saravan - Zanger road
Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations reports that as of 10:00 on Saturday there are roads difficult to pass in the territory of...
20:29
President Sarkissian attending the opening of the 55th Munich Security Conference
President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia, who is paying a working visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, attended today the opening ceremony of...
20:10
Ruben Rubinyan: Armenia to continue cooperation with NATO in existing formats
The cooperation with NATO is one of the foreign policy priorities of Armenia, and Armenia will continue the cooperation with the organisation in...
19:54
US updates warning over Turkey travel amid mounting detentions
The US Department of State on Thursday updated its travel advisory for Turkey amid mounting detentions of more than 700 individuals by Turkish...
19:49
Weightlifter Gor Minasyan declared champion, Simon Martirosyan came the third
Armenian Weightlifting Men’s Championship 2019 concluded on Friday in Yerevan with athletes competing in the 96kg and 102kg weight class....
19:24
Facebook pages of officials more popular than those of media outlets - Samvel Martirosyan
Media expert Samvel Martirosyan believes that nowadays the public is prone for reading less and watching more. The expert’s remarks came...
19:16
VivaCell-MTS: information of fixed and mobile services published
In accordance with January 9, 2019 decision N 1-Ն of the Public Services Regulation Commission of the Republic of Armenia, VivaCell-MTS official...
18:44
Garo Paylan sends a message of support to Leyla Guven
Turkish-Armenian MP Garo Paylan, representing the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), took to Twitter to conveys a message of...
17:57
Snow reported on number of roads in Armnia
Snow reported on number of roads in Armenia
17:50
New multi-storey residential district to be constructed in Askeran town of Artsakh
The construction of a new multi-storey residential district will be launched this year in Askeran town of Artsakh Republic, the country’s...
16:25
Human rights activist: Revolutionary people’s expectations poorly expressed in government program
The expectations of the revolutionary people are poorly expressed in the new Armenian government’s action plan, including in the sectors...
15:49
CoE urges efforts to ensure financial sustainability of quality journalism
The Council of Europe (CoE) has called on its 47 member states to ensure the financial sustainability of quality journalism taking into account...
15:32
Global Finance names Ameriabank Armenia’s best investment bank
The Global Finance magazine has named Ameriabank the best investment bank in Armenia for the fourth year in a row, the bank said in a press...
15:19
Kashmir suicide attack kills dozens of Indian security forces
At least 42 Indian forces have been killed in a suicide attack in southern part of India-administered Kashmir, the worst such attack in two...
15:05
PM: There are numerous investment projects are our disposal
There are numerous investment projects at the Armenian government’s disposal, some of them are realistic, some are unserious, while some...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}