YEREVAN. – A group of university students on Tuesday marched from Yerevan State University to the main building of the government of Armenia.
They have prepared a petition with more than 5,000 signatures demanding partial reimbursement of their tuition.
The students note that when the educational process in Armenia continued remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was of poor quality, as a result of which the students suffered, and now they have to pay tuition, but not receiving a proper education in return.
The marchers said that the students had suffered also financially during the pandemic, as that their parents had been forced out of work, and this made it even more difficult for them to pay their tuition.
And although there was a respective government assistance program, it was made not with a social, but with an educational component which the students were not satisfied with, and now there are many university students in Armenia who have not even paid last year's tuition yet.