Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II received teachers from Diaspora in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The teachers, who are currently participating in a retraining program organized by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Armenia, were accompanied by the Yerevan State Pedagogical University President Professor Rouben Mirzakhanyan.
His Holiness expressed his appreciation of the commitment with which the Armenian teachers from Diaspora visit Armenia every year to take part in the trainings.
He appreciates the initiative of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Armenia, educational structures and professors to organize the program.
Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II emphasized the mission of the Armenian school in the national life and expressed regret that the Armenian education retreats in the Diaspora. It is the Armenian school that helps to develop national identity and guarantees the individual’s future integration in the national life.
His Holiness informed that next year a similar program will start off in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to support the teachers of the national educational institutions of the Diaspora and the schools working under the aegis of the Armenian Church.