On November 15-16, within the framework of the National Program for Educational Excellence (NPEE), Head of the Araratian Baccalaureate Examination Center (ABEC) Tom Samuelian and ABEC Recognitions Specialist Ruzanna Mayilyan took part in the Annual Forum of the Council of International Schools (CIS Forum) held in Edinburg, UK.
This year more than 800 international schools and universities from over 70 countries from around the world, including Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Spain, took part in the CIS Forum.
Within the framework of the forum, the ABEC representatives presented to over 50 universities the internationally recognized Araratian Baccalaureate Armenian-language qualification as well as Ayb School as the first school offering the AB in Armenia.
“This two-day forum granted us not only an excellent chance to build professional networks with other schools, and more importantly, with universities, and to participate in various professional development sessions, but also to introduce the Araratian Baccalaureate qualification to the international education audience, thus fostering its international recognition by the leading universities in the world,” said Ruzanna Mayilyan.
About the Araratian Baccalaureate
The Araratian Baccalaureate (AB) is an internationally recognized Armenian-language educational program, designed by the Ayb Educational Foundation and further improved within the framework of the National Program for Educational Excellence (NPEE). It is to provide competitive school education for all schoolchildren in Armenia. The program will be offered along with the state program, granting students broader opportunities for the high school educational program and ensuring local and international recognition of their education, graduation marks, and diplomas.
The first schools (in Armenia and Artsakh) to offer the AB program are expected to welcome their first AB students on September 1, 2018.
The program is carried out along with the Ministry of Education and Science in collaboration with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE).