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Armenian Women Allowed To Apply To Military Schools

Armenian soldiers in ceremonial training in Yerevan (file photo)
YEREVAN -- Armenia's Defense Ministry has announced that, for the first time, women now can be students at the nation's military schools.

Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovannisian told journalists on June 6 that Armenian females have a right to apply to the Vazgen Sarkisian Infantry Institute and Marshal Khanperiants Air Force Institute this year.

The applicants have to be at least 18 years old and have excellent marks in physics and mathematics.

According to Hovannisian, the new regulation is a part of ongoing general reforms in Armenia's armed forces.