IPSC analyst Samvel Manukyan along with the RA Minister of Education and Science, Armen Ashotyan, presented the results of the second part of “Student lifestyle in RA and The Bologna Process evaluation” research today, October 28. Statistics on students’ opinions about the main social problems in Armenia, their knowledge of the current  social system in Armenia and their social activity in this regard, as well as students positions on the problem of economic and  social inequality  in Armenia were presented in Students’ social consciousness part of the research.

“It is important for us to evaluate the factors forming students social consciousness as they are the future leaders and elite of our country. For instance, these statistics shows us what the main problems in Armenia according to students’ opinion are and what do they think about the possibilities for solving those problems”- IPSC analyst Samvel Manukyan mentioned in his speech.

“We appreciate that about 58.8% of the students believe in themselves saying that every person is responsible for his/her own economic status. At the same time the results of the research indicates that we still have a lot of work to do, especially in methodology of teaching social sciences at the Universities of Armenia”- mentioned RA Minister of Education Armen Ashotyan.

 According to the research results only 6.8% of the students know the right answer of the question “which social system is in Armenia?” Moreover, among the students of Social science faculties only 12.4% know the right answer of the same question.

“Student’s lifestyle in RA and The Bologna Process evaluation” research was conducted by IPSC upon the request of the Ministry of Education and Science during the months of May-June of 2015.

The first part of the research “General evaluation of the Bologna Process” was released on September 8, 2015. It includes the main aspects of the Bologna Process in Armenia supporting the evaluation of the whole process. There are statistics on students’ awareness on the Bologna Process, indirect indicators of the quality of education, students’ knowledge level of foreign languages and computer skills, as well as on students’ relations with RA Ministry of Education and Science.