Armenian Parliament. Photo: Sputnik/ Asatur Yesayants, https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/politics/20171115/9452075/otsrochka-ot-armii-dlya-studentov-po-goszakazu-parlament-armenii-prinyal-reshenie.html

22 November 2017, 12:43

Students take part in discussion of law on abolition of army service postponement

The Armenian Parliament has launched a "roundtable" on the abolition of the academic postponement from the army service.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 15, the Armenian MPs adopted a law to abolish the academic postponement from the army service. Starting from November 7, students went on a strike against the above law, and on the day of its adoption, the protestors blocked the avenue near the parliament building. Opponents of the abolition of the army service postponement united under the initiative "For the Development of Science". They believe after a three-year break in studies, almost none of the graduates will continue their education in post-graduate school.

Today, at 12:00 a.m. Yerevan time, the Armenian Parliament started a discussion on the adopted law to limit academic postponement. The talks involve members of the initiative "For the Development of Science", MPs, and officials from the Ministry for Public Education and Science and the Ministry of Defence.

Meanwhile, about 30 students gathered in the yard of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences. They are watching the "roundtable" in the Parliament.

When commenting on the issue to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, one of the students who watched the "roundtable" noted that assessments will be made following the results of the discussion in the Parliament. "At present, we are just watching the 'roundtable'," said the young man.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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