Chess to be taught in Armenian schools

Thursday, 14 April 2011 08:29 |

TertAm Armenia’s government adopted a decision Thursday that will see chess being included in the syllabus of lower classes in public schools as a mandatory subject.

The move is perceived as attempt to boost children’s mental capabilities.

At a cabinet meeting on Thursday the government decided to allocate 177 million drams to Armenia’s Ministry of Education and Science.

The ministry is expected to deliver the money to the Chess Academy of Armenia.

The funds will be used for the acquisition of necessary property for teaching chess, as well as for publishing chess manuals, and organizing training for chess teachers.


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