Armenia increases education spending
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 31, ARMENPRESS. Next year the government plans to increase undergraduate and post graduate professional education program allocations by more than 263,000,000 drams, and the number of students who will receive scholarships will be increased by 900, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan told lawmakers at parliamentary committee debates of the 2020 budget.
He said the ministry’s budget includes 21 programs and 176 events for which the allocations amount to 179 billion 459 million drams against 2019’s 158 billion 886 million.
“Spending directed to the ministry from the state budget in 2020 increased by 20 billion 572 drams compared to 2019”.
In addition to raising scholarships, the number of students who will receive loans as part of the special crediting program for tuition will also be increased.
In 2020 the ministry is also planning to build, renovate or restore eight agricultural colleges.
Allocations for cultural heritage programs also grew.
4 museums are planned to be restored.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan