A student strike has been sparked by proposed reforms which would make Armenian Language, Armenian Literature, and Armenian History no longer mandatory for University students. [Read more…]
With some of the highest tuition fees in the region but low performance, critics say Azerbaijan’s education system doesn’t make the grade. [Read more…]
Elderly teachers have been offered a generous retirement package as part of new reforms announced by Georgia’s Education Ministry. But some critics fear a ‘purge’ of older teachers. [Read more…]
University applicants living in Abkhazia who were unable to take their entrance exams after the closure of the Enguri (Ingur) crossing will be admitted to without exams. [Read more…]
A protest by students from the Daghestan State Pedagogical University (DSPU) against acting rector Aslan Radzhabov is about to enter its third week. [Read more…]
Georgia’s education ministry has announced plans to scrap standardised graduation testing for secondary school students and to drop one of the four Unified National Exams — the standardised entrance exams for Georgian universities. [Read more…]
With their new peace initiative, ‘A Step to a Better Future’, Georgia’s government hopes to tempt students from Abkhazia and South Ossetia to enrol in Georgian universities by letting them sit entrance exams in their ‘native language’. But for Abkhazia’s ethnic Georgians in Gali, banned from studying in Georgian there and whose Abkhaz language skills are far from native, the initiative does little to help.
Sex is a taboo topic in Armenia, and as such, many children turn to the internet for answers about this and other intimate topics. While schools have introduced basic lessons on living a ‘healthy lifestyle’ that touch on the topic, most experts agree they are not fit for purpose. [Read more…]