On the eve of the new academic year, Rector of Armenian State Pedagogical University Rector Ruben Mirzakhanyan met with the staff of the University. He congratulated everyone on the beginning of a new academic year wishing them new achievements and success.
Mr. Mirzakhanyan dwelt on the admission results and appreciated the interest in the ASPU Base College (High School) which saw high number of applicants this year. “We expected layoffs due to the decline in the number of applicants but we could solve the problem by decreasing the teaching loads,” he said.
The ASPU rector stressed the importance of training courses held at the University, specifically the course organized for Diaspora Armenian teachers and the one held within the Financial Education at School programme. “The participants’ opinions and words of appreciation show that the work was done with a strong sense of responsibility,” Mr. Mirzakhanyan stressed.
Speaking about the achievements, the rector attached special importance to the international summer school which was held for the seventh year in a row, as well as the student exchange programmes which enable ASPU students to travel and study at leading universities. Mr. Mirzakhanyan added that they plan to expand the scope of international cooperation which will enable the University to organize exchange of lecturers as well.
“Our primary objective has been and is improvement of education quality which has its direct impact on the quality of future teachers,” the rector said emphasizing the role of the Google Classroom educational platform in education. Mr. Mirzakhanyan expressed hope that together they will be able to improve the system.
“A student is the most important person at the university,” the rector said in conclusion. He advised everyone to work together to achieve a new quality of education.