| 13:42:05 | 01-09-2005 | Official |

The reformation of schools and the education system is one of the most
important tasks to be settled step by step. We are very consistent
in this issue", Armenian President Robert Kocharian noted in his
message on the occasion of the beginning of the new academic year
and the Day of Knowledge celebrated today.

The statement of Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II says in part,
"Despite the ordeals that befell the Armenian people literacy and
written language always served as the life-saving path leading to
re-birth and rendering the opportunity to preserve our religion. This
year we are celebrating the 1600th anniversary of the creation of the
Armenian letters what impacts particular importance to the beginning
of the school year."