by Karina Manukyan
Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan decreed dismissing Rector of the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) Ara Avetisyan according to his resignation notice. By another decree, Hovhannes Tokmajyan has been appointed acting rector of the same University, the press service of the Ministry reports.
To recall, in autumn 2013 Ara Avetisyan found himself in the center of a scandal when the switch to a new payroll system reduced the wages of the University's employees by 25-30%. As a result, the employees collected signatures to demand considering the expediency of Avetisyan's activities in the SEUA rector's office.