FRESHMAN CRISIS AT ARMENIA'S LEADING HIGHER SCHOOL

Tert.am
30.08.11

A number of departments of Yerevan State University (YSU) have a
lack of students this academic year, YSU Rector Aram Simonyan told
journalists Aug. 30. Moreover, a number of faculties of science,
particularly physicomathematical departments, will not have first-year
students.

"We have not had many entrants this year," Simonyan said. He pointed
out that the YSU administration has taken necessary measures. "I think
all the higher schools will overcome the problems. Higher education
will be funded this year as well irrespective of the student numbers,"
he added.

This year, 693 entrants have been admitted to Yerevan State
University. This number does not include foreign students. Most
of them have been admitted to the faculties of history, philology,
Armenian studies and law. Simonyan said that the tuition fee I to
remain unchanged.