Educators Sacked: 5 rectors expelled

Friday afternoon, Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan announced the firing of five rectors from their posts at major universities.

The Minister signed a decree to terminate contracts with the heads of Yerevan Sate University of Economics Yury Suvaryan, Yerevan State Medical University Gohar Kyalyan, Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema Hrachya Gasparyan, Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction Hovhannes Tokmajyan, and Gavar State University Hrant Hakobyan.

No reasons were given for the terminations, however the general field of higher education is among spheres targeted by the current administration as in need of reform, as it is one of the highest profile areas known for corruption.