Sociologist Aharon Adibekyan says at school he used to read 300 pages a day starting from the fifth grade.
Four years ago, the former speaker of the National Assembly, Hovik Abrahamyan, hinted that one should not be so fixated on books: “One need not be very smart to become a politician,” he said.
Our citizens still feel the effects of the expression made by the former parliament speaker and the current prime minister.
The citizens who participated in our survey have either graduated from a university or are still studying there. Many say they do not understand the aim of their studies.
Today Hovik Abrahamyan participated in the opening of a new high school in Masis. There were a lot of balloons and posters everywhere. “In the future, we shall have knowledge-based economy,” said Mr Abrahamyan.
In Vardashen, the Prime Minister stressed that authorities emphasize the role of education. He even set an example for schoolchildren: “Come on, let us say together: a, b, g, d, e, z…”
Mr Abrahamyan said that Armenians have thirst for knowledge.