The new academic year of the Pedagogical University High-School started in a fully renovated building; the arrival of around 145 students in 7 sub-streams was marked by the opening of the completely renovated and refurnished well equipped High-school/College.
The Knowledge Day celebration started with raising the national flag, and this honour was given to the participant of the 44-day war of Artsakh, graduate of the college Mr. Yury Ghazaryan.
With the blessings of the Pastor of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, Father Arnak, the consecration of the College was conducted. Father Arnak congratulated the start of the new academic year and the opening of the fully renovated building, and mentioned the following:
“Dear guests, I ‘d like to wish you one important thing – store wisdom, as much as possible, we all need that wisdom today. It is not only the knowledge that can lead us, it is the wisdom obtained through that knowledge. And be firm in that wisdom, as it is only with the help of wisdom that we can strengthen the unity of our people, the victory, and the spirit we have”.
Afterwards, the Acting Rector of the Pedagogical University Ashot Khoyetsyan welcomed the college students, wishing them success and new achievements in the new academic year. The latter is assured that the day will remain in their memory and will accompany them throughout time and space, as in fact the society has strong attitude towards education, which is the backbone of the state. In addition, the Acting Rector highlights the important role everybody played in the renovation of the college and expressed his hope that the best educational conditions will contribute to receiving even better education.
The Director of the college Naira Safaryan, in her turn, confesses that she has been dreaming about such fully renovated setup and excellent learning conditions for around 28 years. Likewise, she congratulated all of the devotees of education sector and the pupils, wishing them success in the national schooling and Armenian patriotic education.
“It is a great honour to be the Director of the first High-School of the country, but it really wraps us with a double-layer responsibility. Dear students, we owe it to ourselves to be even better in our work from now on”, Naira Safaryan mentioned and expressed her acknowledgements to all those with the daily and diligent work of whom this initiative was implemented.
We would like to mention, that the ASPU College/High-School, located at the 17 Deghatun street, was fully renovated within the framework of the sub-cycle activities “Support to the Development of the Third Level of Secondary School” of the “Centre for Education Projects” PIU of the RA Ministry of ESCS.
After the renovation, the High-school has become comfortable, and meets with modern requirements. First-aid room, library, computer room, workshop, convention hall, laboratories on each floor (for Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Physics), and refurnished modern classrooms – and all these for around 433 high-school students.
The building is fully equipped with new and modern furniture, and as the High-School Director Naira Safaryan assured, “it ensures the normal functionality of academic processes of a modern high- school and its students to the best of its capacity.” As well as, she noted that solar heating system was also successfully installed with the efforts of the ASPU, and that the renovation work of the gym is also in the process.