The participants of the student rally have launched an awareness-raising march in central Yerevan. They have passed through Republic Square, Northern Avenue and returned to the building of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia.
With a microphone, the students declared that Minister Arayik Harutyunyan’s actions don’t comply with the spirit and logic of Armenian education and demanded the minister’s resignation.
The students took drastic actions due to the bill on higher education and science, which envisages rejection of mandatory teaching of Armenian language and history in universities, dissolution of the National Academy of Sciences and significant restriction on the independence of universities. Today the lecturers of Yerevan State University held a one-day workers’ strike as a sign of solidarity with the students.