The new academic year for the first-year students of the Public Administration Academy of RA started with the meeting with the administration of the Academy. PAARA Rector Arsen Lokyan met the students in the recently repaired classroom. Firstly, he congratulated the students on the beginning of the new academic year, secondly, he encouraged their willingness to study at the Academy.
“This step has made a basic and landmark change in your lives” Arsen Lokyan said. “I believe that you clearly realize why you have decided to study at the Academy, what goals you have, and where this route will take you to”.
PAARA Rector said that the most of the high officials in the system of public administration in our country are the graduates of the Academy, and the Academy is proud of them.
“I make you believe you will get knowledge and skills, and of course social relations as well. The fact that you are a graduate of the Academy will open many doors for you. To be a graduate of the Academy is unique “infection”, and those are “infected” have become members of a great team. No doubt, you will make a part of that team. In order to reach the goals only hard work is required. You should be different from the students of other institutions: starting with your appearance to your way of thinking. The formation of the image of an administrator of the public administration system begins here and now. We have a large group of the best specialists who will eagerly share their knowledge and skills with you. All you need is to study well” A. Lokyan said.
Wishing good luck to the students, he stated that he is always open to the contact with the students. The Rector will listen to them and will do assist them to resolve all the problems.
Gor Chatinyan – PAARA vice-rector for educational affairs, also congratulated the freshmen. He mentioned that the staff of the Academy will do its best not to lose the students’ trust. He also made sure that everyone works to provide quality education.
“You are our partners from now on. Our friendship begins and will never end” Gor Chatinyan said. “Our doors are always open before you. You may take advice in any problem, and help us to improve the education quality with your proposals and new approach”.
Lusine Zilfugharyan – head of the Department of Education and Methodology touched upon some organizational issues.
Then, the sophomores greeted the freshmen and presented the Chairs of the Academy, the educational programs and traditions.
In the same evening the administration of the Academy had a meeting with Masters’ students of “Business Administration” and “Human Recourses” programs.
Arsen Lokyan pointed out the importance of the profession they have chosen. It’s the first time the Academy carries out the program “Human Resources”, yet the “Business Administration” already has graduates. The growing number of applicants testifies the urgency of the profession.
Arsen Lokyan stated that the peculiarity of both programs is their vitality in both public and private sectors.
The PAARA Rector made sure that the best specialists bare involved in the educational process of both programs, who not only will share their theoretical knowledge with the students but they will pass their rich experience to them. Though the library of the Academy is not very rich, but you can find the required literature about administration. Moreover, most of them are digitized, and the students can use the e-versions.
“There are no little nothings in education” the Rector said turning to organizational issues. “After all, discipline really matters in any sphere, and education is one of them”.