Arsen Baghdasaryan
Lusine Atoyan

Overview of Education System

Article 35 of the first constitution of the Republic of Armenia,1 adopted in 1995, stipulates that every citizen has the right to education, education is free of charge in state secondary education institutions, and every citizen has the right to receive professional education free of charge on a competitive basis in state professional education institutions. The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia adopted the Law on Education2 on April 14, 1999, which guided the subsequent development and reform of Armenia’s education system.

Languages of Instruction

Armenian is the official language of Armenia and the official language of instruction.3 The population of Armenia is approximately 3 million and comprises Armenian (approximately 98 percent), Yezidi, Russian, Assyrian, and Greek populations, and other subpopulations.