The Ministry of Education and Science of RA is a republican body of executive authority, which elaborates and implements the policies of the Republic of Armenia Government in the education and science sectors.
The Chess Academy of Armenia is one of the leading chess-teaching institutions in the country. During its existence, the Academy has organized many International and National Tournaments. Several of the outstanding students have attained various achievements, including International Grandmaster and Master Norms, three gold and two silver medals in European Championships, and various other accolades.
The Armenian Chess Federation was founded in 1927. Armenia’s first National Championship was held in 1934, and was won by the great Henrik Kasparian, who went on to win this title ten times. Kasparian was the first Armenian Master, and is renowned internationally as among the greatest chess composers ever.
Founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, the World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale des Echecs, known as FIDE from its French acronym) was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an International Sports Federation in 1999.
The Armenian State Pedagogical University was founded on November 7, 1922 and in 1948 it was named after great Armenian Enlightener and Educator Khachatur Abovian.