“Free or Partially Paid Secondary Education Guaranteed by the Constitution?”
November 13, 11:00

RA Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan applied to the Constitutional Court to find out the constitutionality of the money paid for school textbooks.

According to the ombudsman, the Law on Education states that only 1-4 grade pupils receive free textbooks, whereas Article 38 of the Constitution states that “secondary education in state educational institutions is free”.

During the discussion entitled “Free or Partially Paid Secondary Education guaranteed by the Constitution?”held at Media Center on November 13, Avetik Mejlumyan, Public Policy Institute Research Coordinator, presented concrete figures on how much money are spent by parents to provide textbooks for children starting from the fifth grade.

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