President Serzh Sargsyan’s visit to Tavush marz
President Serzh Sargsyan attended the opening ceremony of Dilijan Central School which is another major contribution to the community development in Dilijan.
The school opening was conducted by Father Mesrop Aramyan, Cofounder of the Ayb Educational Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ayb Learning Hub Foundation, and by the Chairman of the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA), Arthur Javadyan.
The president toured the newly-opened educational institution, familiarized himself with the conditions, educational programs and the teaching methodology aimed at the comprehensive development of children.
Dilijan Central School was established in 2013 by the Ayb Educational Foundation in cooperation with the CBA. It is a general education school designed for up to 160 pupils of 1-9th classes.
The entry of Dilijan Central School into the RA education system has created an urban model of school available not only to CBA employers, but also to other children of families living in Dilijan.
According to the executives, with its ideology and vision, school curriculum, teaching methodology and approaches, and with its teacher and pupil admission policy, the school is totally synchronized with Yerevan’s Ayb elementary and middle schools. The Ayb educational foundation is also in charge of the school management and the introduction of educational content corresponding to Ayb’s standards.
The construction of the school and its operation is entirely financed by the CBA.
The territory of Dilijan Central School also houses a fab lab, an industrial research lab, which has been established in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lab will serve school pupils, as well as pupils, students and creative people from Dilijan and nearby cities.
During the tour, President Serzh Sargsyan was informed that presently more than 80% of 119 pupils studying at school and 24% of the school employees are from Dilijan, 22% of the employees has moved from Yerevan to Dilijan with their families, 13% of the employees are from Armenia’s other marzes, and the remained employees combine their jobs in Yerevan and Dilijan.
President Serzh Sargsyan, at Dilijan Research and Training Center, received the Governor of Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tolkunbek Abdygulov, the Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Kalechits, and the Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Oleg Smolyakov, who have arrived in Armenia to take part in the 11th meeting of the Advisory Board on Monetary Policy of Central/National Banks of Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
During the working dinner, the CBA chairman and the heads of the above-mentioned countries’ delegations presented to Serzh Sargsyan the agenda of the meeting to be held on 25 September this year during which they plan to discuss the current economic situation in the EAEU states, touch upon the implementation of monetary policies, the measures for macroeconomic and financial risk management, the works being carried out towards the harmonization of financial legislation, as well as upon issues pertaining to collaboration in the area of payment systems.
Armenia’s president wished the meeting participants success and effective work, expressing the hope that the heads of the central/national banks will be able to discuss the urgent items on the EAEU agenda in a constructive climate and develop effective mechanisms to coordinate the member states’ macroeconomic policies, taking into account the current global and regional economic trends.