The Current Legislation promotes Corruption

On December 8, a meeting-discussion with participation of the representatives of CSOs Anti-Corruption Coalition of region Ararat region and representatives of the education sector was held in an environmental informational “Aarhus” Centre of Ararat region. During the discussion Tigran Matevosyan, the “Multi-Faceted Anti-Corruption Promotion” project coordinator of Ararat region delivered a welcoming speech.

Karine Gasparyan, President of “Hreshtak” NGO, and a member of CSO anti-corruption Coalition group of Ararat Marz, presented the Corruption risks of the education sector in Ararat. During the discussion, which took place after the presentations, the participants made proposals and expressed their opinions.

-Particularly, they talked about the negative phenomena of money collection in the secondary schools, overload and non-effective program, the corruption in the universities.

Participant Yuri Khachatryan, complained about the legislation, which contributes to corruption. He also expressed the desire to remove the first point of the Law on General Education (Article 1), which refers to the election of the directors, according to the procedure defined by the Government. The main reason was that the board elects the director by private sympathy or other motives, and the real winner who should win due to his knowledge is not given the position of the director, unless “appropriate treatment” is shown.

They also spoke about possible risks of inclusive education or the lack of skilled professionals, as well as the indifferent attitude of parents towards education and contribution to the fundraising in schools.