YEREVAN. – The students at Yerevan State University (YSU) Faculty of Armenian Philology, who have been boycotting classes since November 6 in protest against the bill on Higher Education and Science, gathered today at their faculty building, from where they are planning to march to the YSU main building where they will hand petition letters to the YSU acting rector and members of the academic board.
Then the students will suspend for 3 days their boycotting of classes.
After receiving a response to their petitions, they will make a final decision on the boycotting of classes.
Under the controversial bill, it is proposed to make "Armenian Language", "Armenian Literature", and "Armenian History" subjects non-mandatory at non-specialized faculties. The lecturers had joined the students' protest, and three days ago they discussed their complaints with Education, Science, Culture and Sport Minister Arayik Harutyunyan.
Meanwhile, members of the ARF Youth Union continue their sit-in near the Education, Science, Culture and Sport Ministry building demanding Harutyunyan's resignation.