PM Abrahamyan attends opening of British School of Business in Armenia

Armenian Prime Minister and President of the Council of the Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE) Hovik Abrahamyan on Wednesday attended the opening ceremony of a British School of Business (BSB) at the ASUE.

The head of the Armenian government was shown round the school, saw the conditions for students and was informed of its programs, the government’s official website reports.

Abrahamyan reportedly welcomed the establishment of the school and noted that education is one of the government’s priorities. The government has focused on consistent improvement and streamlining of Armenia’s education system, he said.

“A competitive state means a competitive education and scientific system. This is envisaged by the Armenian government’s program. Being competitive is difficult today unless the national economy is based on advanced knowledge. Keeping the problems of the education system in the center of our attention, we are seeking to assist the development of higher schools,” Abrahamyan said, stressing the importance of the establishment of a business school at the ASUE as another major educational project.

Abrahamyan described the application of advanced British experience Armenia’s significant achievement.

“I place particular importance on the circumstance that as the only one in our region, the British business school is acquiring a regional status, offering other countries’ citizens an opportunity to get education in conformity with British standards,” he said.

Also attending the BSB opening ceremony was British Ambassador to Armenia Katherine Jane Leach and representatives of UK universities.

The BSB was established in Armenia as part of cooperation between the ASUE and Globe Education (GB) Ltd.