Less than 20% of graduates of pedagogical universities in Armenia have a chance to get a job at school. Meanwhile, schools of certain remote areas still need additional personnel.
30-year-old Julia Mankuyan is one of the few from her class of the Armenian State Pedagogical University, who decided to work at school. Nonetheless after graduating, she had to wait a year in order to get a job as a Chemistry teacher at the school, in the Nshavan village of Ararat province. In the beginning she worked as a computer operator until the vacancy of teacher opened there. Now she is combining these two positions.
“When I came to this school, there were very few young teachers. During these four years, their number has increased”, -says Julia. Only two of her ex-course-mates could find a job at a school, as the others had chosen other paths; mostly they work in laboratories.