YEREVAN. – Under the legislative package, in order to increase the efficiency of the administration, the members of the governing boards of Armenia’s universities shall be limited to nine people. The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Vahram Dumanyan, stated about this during the discussion of the package of bills on amendments to the Law on Higher Education and Science and 22 related laws, at Wednesday’s session of the National Assembly.
According to him, five of the aforesaid members shall be appointed by the authorized state agency, and the other four—by the given university. "Membership of state or political figures in the governing board of universities will be banned," Dumanyan added.
Also, the minister noted that the scholarships allocated from the state budget shall no longer be distributed in universities, but in academic spheres.
Furthermore, as per Dumanyan, individuals who meet the requirements for university admission and have a certificate in some of the examination subjects can participate in the university admission competitions.
Vahram Dumanyan added, however, that the Armenian language exam remains mandatory for all specialties.