The Lebanese Armenian Community is one of the few communities of the Diaspora, which understand the importance of giving strong patriotic education to the new generation using the favorable conditions in the countries of their residence. It is one of those communities that despite the difficult life conditions of recent decades, staunchly make large investments to maintain, upgrade and develop the network of Armenian daily schools, which means not only modernization and development of structures, but also upgrade of human resources.
Indeed, the newly built National United College will open its doors next year, and the new Hamazkayin nursery is now being built in the territory of Arslanian Djemaran.
This renovation coincides also with natural substitutions in the staff. At the end of the last school year, the Lebanese Armenian Community entrusted the management of two daily schools to the young candidates specialized in the sphere of education. They will certainly apply modern approaches, will breathe life into those schools and improve them.
One of those two schools is the National United College, about which the National Authorities have already distributed a special press release. By this Press Release we inform the Armenian people of the Diaspora and Homeland and especially the Armenian Community of Lebanon about the very important step taken by Melankton & Haig Arslanian Djemaran.
During the 2015-2016 school year graduation ceremony, when the current principal, Dikran Jinbashian announced about his retirement after his long-term tireless service, Paola Yeghiayan was appointed principal of Arslanian Djemaran according to the decision made by the Central Executive Board of Hamazkayin.
Paola Yeghiayian got her education in Djemaran and worked there as a teacher for 20 years. Due to her teaching experience and professional capacities and also her faithfulness towards the objectives, atmosphere and spirit of Djemaran, Paola Yeghiayian will certainly accomplish those goals, mixing the traditions with modern methods and practices.
Paola Yeghiayian has specialized in the education branch of University. Now she is completing her doctoral studies and will bring high level professionalism and professional approaches to Djemaran. Paola Yeghiayan is young, full of abilities and capacities, due to which she will be able to lead Djemaran to new successes, development and modernization.
We wish great success to all Armenian Schools.
CENTRAL EXACUTIVE BOARD OF HAMAZKAYIN
Beirut, 23 August 2016