Microsoft to help train Armenian school teachers
YEREVAN, April 14. /ARKA/. The Armenian ministry of education and science and Microsoft signed on Friday a Memorandum of Understanding, whereby Microsoft will contribute to the improvement of the qualification level of school teachers, as well as participate in a pilot program of the Armenian government to provide schools with computers.
Minister Levon Mkrtchyan noted during the signing ceremony that the world is developing thanks to the efforts of companies, which understand that in addition to business they also have social responsibility mission.
"Microsoft is one of organizations that has been working consistently for over 10 years to help reform our educational environment, offering new technological solutions, new formats of cooperation, which can become an important example of business cooperation between a private company and a government," he said.
According to Mkrtchyan, thanks to the Memorandum, the ministry has great hopes that distance education in Armenia could become as accessible as possible. In turn, the head of the CIS regional office of Microsoft, Ronald Binkovsky, said that he wants to use his 25-year experience with Microsoft in Armenia.
"We are ready to promote the educational system of Armenia and look forward to new results from the unified cooperation," Binkovsky said. -0-