September 1, the Day of Knowledge, was marked at Armenian State Pedagogical University, as well as its primary and high schools.
Schoolchildren and teachers of the ASPU Primary School celebrated the start of the new academic year in a new building which is located at 75 Simon Vratsayan St. This year the school, which has more than 400 schoolchildren, has two classes of first graders.
School Principal Naira Toghanyan congratulated the children and their parents, assuring them that their experienced teachers do their best to equip schoolchildren with knowledge and to organize their life at school in the best possible way.
“Every generation brings with it a new colour and opens a new page in the history of our school,” she said accepting the symbolic key which schoolchildren give her according to tradition. She stressed that knowledge is the light that symbolizes a way of life.
The start of the new academic year was announced at the ASPU Base College (High school) as well. A total of 144 schoolchildren with new goals and dreams set foot on the college for the first time. Naira Safaryan, Principal of the ASPU Base College, welcomed and congratulated the schoolchildren and teachers on Knowledge Day.
“Today you have the opportunity to get a good education. The college has all the necessary conditions for you to be able to get a good education, discover and multiply your diverse abilities. I want you to study well, become good citizens of our country and find your true place in life. May today’s festive mood accompany you not only during the current academic year, but also throughout your lives,” she said wishing the children a year full of achievements and success.
This year, the Pedagogical University has new 750 BA and 450 MA full-time students. Each faculty welcomed the first-year students in its own way. The deans of the ten faculties, heads of the chairs, lecturers and representatives of student structures welcomed and congratulated the future teachers.
In their speech they stressed that for many decades ASPU has been educating the future generations of our country, at the same time remaining the leading pedagogical university in Armenia. Once again they stressed that a teacher has been and remains a standard of hard work, commitment and dedication.
The Pedagogical University congratulates all schoolchildren, students, educators and devotees of education, wishing them all a bright, prosperous and successful academic year.