Yesterday officers of the National Security Service barged into Anania Shirakatsi University and conducted inspections after Rector Vagharshak Madoyan had addressed an open letter to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. One of the versions is that the “guests” who arrived at the University based on the letter had sought corruption transactions in the documents of the University’s personnel, reports 168.am.
In an interview with 168.am, Rector Vagharshak Madoyan confirmed the news about the inspections conducted by the National Security Service, yet emphasized that he believes in the reasoning of the officers of the National Security Service and doesn’t link their arrival to the letter that he had addressed to the Prime Minister.
“Yes, the officers came and checked to see if foreign students were at our university or not. They told me the reason, and the reason was that they had found students in several universities who have enrolled as students to receive residency cards in Armenia. I really welcome the consistency and feel more secure,” the rector explained.
A couple of days ago, due to the extreme situation he was in, Rector of Anania Shirakatsi University Vagharshak Madoyan addressed an open letter to the Prime Minister since, as he said, Minister of Education Arayik Harutyunyan had arbitrarily circumvented the laws on education, licensing and other laws and refused to grant a license to the University without any reason. However, according to the rector, the University has made tremendous expenditures, ensured a logistics base and created conditions, and now, due to the minister’s whim, he doesn’t know whom to blame.