Serzh Sargsyan has issued a congratulatory message on the occasion of Knowledge Day.
“Dear schoolchildren, teachers and parents,
“Dear students, professors and lecturers,
“I congratulate you on Knowledge Day and the start of a new academic year.
“Culture and literature are the age-old symbols of our nation; even in the most difficult situations we did not abandon scientific progress and were among the most literate nations in the region.
“Those long-standing progressive traditions of ours took us to a qualitatively new port of call: improving the quality of education is among our nation’s priorities today.
“Our achievements in this field stand further out against the background of Armenian schoolchildren’s victories in international Olympiads. This is only the beginning of a rocky road full of many challenges that can be overcome with consistent joint effort.
“I wish good luck to all teachers and professors, all pupils and students in the new academic year. I offer special felicitations to those students taking the first step at educational institutions.
“May the coming school year be fruitful, because our pupils and students are laying a solid foundation not only for their professional career, but also for the future of Armenia.”