Over 400 Karabakh teachers have jobs in Armenia’s educational system: Minister

Over 400 Karabakh teachers have jobs in Armenia’s educational system: Minister

PanARMENIAN.Net - About 400 teachers who were forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh already have jobs in the education system of Armenia, Minister Education, Science, Culture and Sport Zhanna Andreasyan told a press conference on Wednesday, December 27.

“More than 200 teachers have been sent to the provinces. They are provided with an additional payment of 30% of their salary. In a number of communities of Syunik, Vayots Dzor, Tavush, Gegharkunik, in addition to the additional payment, they also receive 50,000 drams per month,” the Minister said.

Andreasyan noted that the forced displacement of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh caused a number of problems that needed to be solved immediately. According to her, ensuring that school-age children receive proper education was a priority.

The Minister said that more than 17,000 school-age children are enrolled in the Armenian education system; they have all the textbooks and stationery they need. She also noted that children who need special educational conditions and the help of a psychologist receive support.

On September 19, Azerbaijan launched a military offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh, which left hundreds of Armenians killed and thousands of others displaced. On September 20, the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a ceasefire on Azerbaijan’s terms, including the dissolution of the Defense Army. On September 28, President of the Republic of Artsakh Samvel Shahramanyan signed a decree, according to which the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) will cease to exist by January 1, 2024. Over 100,000 displaced residents have already fled Nagorno-Karabakh and reached Armenia.

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