28.02.2019 | 
Policy
NOT ADOPTED AGENDA AND CANCELLED MEETING: MEETING OF YSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO STOP
NOT ADOPTED AGENDA AND CANCELLED MEETING: MEETING OF YSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO STOP
The meeting of YSU Board of Trustees was held today in the Session Hall of YSU Academic Council with once issue of the agenda- “Termination of powers of the manager-rector of “Yerevan State University” foundation Aram Hrachik Simonyan.

Before turning to the agenda confirmation the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of YSU Gevorg Muradyan explained why the meeting was called and outlined the necessity of the issue for increasing the efficiency of the scientific and educational activity of YSU.

“We had students’ number decrease, low efficiency of financial management, problem of attraction of foreign students which can cause decrease of YSU authority on international platforms. We have come to the conclusion that YSU needs rapid changes in teaching and scientific activity and quality increase to meet the challenges of the time”, said Gevorg Muradyan.

The Chairman of YSU Student Council David Apoyan came up with a speech afterwards. He stated that there is certainly a vital need for reforms in the university, but in the circumstances it is more important to keep such values as legality, self-governance and morality.

The head of the Chair of History and Theory of State and Law Arthur Vagharshyan also came up with a speech claiming that the right way to settle the situation is the legal process.
He mentioned that the issue of the agenda has weaknesses from the legal point of view. The head of the Chair of English Language of YSU Faculty of European Languages and Communication Margarita Apresyan also made a speech in which she outlined the weak sides of the legal explanations and grounds for calling the meeting.

The director of the Centre for Pedagogy and Education Development Nazik Harityunyan reminded that at the meeting of the Board held a month ago they unanimously gave a positive assessment to Aram Simonyan’s report. She agreed with Mr. Vagharsyan that the wording of the issue of the agenda must be changed.

The issue of changing the agenda was voted with 13 votes for and 14 against, so it was not adopted.

The NA Deputy Hovhannes Hovhannisyan also came up with a speech outlining that the recent actions do harm to the university. The Chairman of the State Language Committee David Gyurjinyan suggested voting confirming the agenda which will include both the changes offered by Mr, Vaghrshyan and the issues presented in advance.

The members voted with 12 for and 13 against votes so the agenda was not adopted as well.

The full version of the meeting is available in the video material.

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