LIVE. Arayik Harutyunyan explains how distance learning will be organized (video)
The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport had discussions with the representatives of the universities and the latter assured that they would continue to work during the emergency state with the help of all means of distance learning.
"Universities has already started distance learning and in fact we do not have any problem associated with it yet. In the upcoming week, we will do the observation in order to see the productivity of this process," mentioned Arayik Harutyunyan.
As for general education institutions, they have started using online platforms to support the educational process without the intervention of the Ministry which is very praiseworthy.
"I welcome the specialists of these educational institutions. Together we should also help those institutions, which have not yet had the opportunity to use distance learning," added Arayik Harutyunyan.
The Minister of ESCS also quoted the Prime Minister's words that the current situation is an additional opportunity to develop new educational technologies.
Later the Minister announced good news, that they had received a proposal from Ucom. The latter is ready to provide with a separate channel for lessons. Thus, students will be able to use the option within 24 hours.
During this press conference the question concerning the work attendance of the employees who are over 60 years of age or who have children till 10 year-old was also called out. Regarding this, the Minister stated that they had set shifts, consequently fewer people from the staff will attend the workplaces, and what concerns the above mentioned employees they are given the opportunity to work from homes and added that all this is done within the framework of preserving safety.
As for the postponement of the graduation exams and academic year, Arayik Harutyunyan pointed out that all would depend on the volume of work done by distance learning.