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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Armenian Chess Teaching Experience: European Union Chess Experts Study Educational Program

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The Yerevan State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan hosted the members of the European Chess Union board. Rector of YSPU Ruben Mirzakhanyan welcomed the foreign guests and introduced the activity of one of the largest educational institutions in the Republic of Armenia. After, he spoke about the implementation of "Chess" subject in the educational programs, according to an interesting Armenia Press report.

The Yerevan State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan informed "Armenpress" that the rector laid a heavy emphasis on the fact that annually more than 4000 students have opportunity to study chess alongside with the main profession and lecture in the schools. Among other things Ruben Mirzakhanyan was glad to announce that Armenia is the only country in the world to teach chess in the whole schools providing general education.

In turn, the President of the European Chess Union Silvio Danailov stated that he is glad for visiting one of the leading chess countries of the world - Armenia. The President of the European Chess Union stated: "We are like inexperienced pupils, who follow your success in this realm and want to acquire experience to teach this subject in the EU member-states."

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