YEREVAN. – In the National Assembly, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan on Wednesday responding to question posed by the opposition Bright Armenia faction, which demands his resignation.
Bright Armenia MP Karen Simonyan noted that Harutyunyan did not refer to their question in his address. "For example, the humanities’ direction [in education] is not encouraged, and as a result, can Armenology suffer?" he asked.
But Harutyunyan did not agree, and stated that the respective balance was kept. "Besides, we pay attention to Armenology outside Armenia, too" he added, in particular.
Also, Simonyan asked the minister what his vision was for the state funding of science in Armenia. "Funding for science should increase," he said, noting that this funding had increased compared to last year, and they were working to increase it year by year. "There may be some reduction in funding due to COVID[-19]. But it is solely due to the economic situation due to COVID," the minister added.