Voucher based financing started beginning on March 19. Volunteers willing to acquire vocational education will be granted with 1000GEL vouchers and the opportunity to study at their preferred educational institutions. Students from socially vulnerable families have already started to register.
The number of Armenian and Azeri entrants registered for the National Unified Exams has increased since last year. Most of the Azeri and Armenian entrants decided to continue their study in the new program.
Georgia hosted its first international
conference on inclusive education; the aim of the conference was to discuss inclusive education issues and to provide a forum for sharing international practices.
Minister Dimitri Shashkini
met with the Deputy Minister of Education and Research of Norway, Elisabet Dahle, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to
Georgia and Turkey, Mr. Erling Skønsberg. The Norwegian guests visited
Georgia to attend an international conference on inclusive education.
The Minister met with the students who have been registered for the
students’ summer employment program “Summer Jobs”. The Minister discussed
with them the goals of the program, which was initiated by the President
The Minister, Dimitri
Shashkini talked about the reforms implemented and the main priorities of 2012
at anti crisis council’s session. “The reforms are
being implemented successfully, increasing an access to education, enhancement
of the quality of education, development
of the demanding professions and modern learning facilities are our main
priorities”, - highlighted the Minister.
for teacher certification, unified national, high school, and master’s (GRE)
exams are over. 41,000 persons registered for the teacher certification exams; this is twice as much as the previous year.
"Democracy Starts with You!“ held the second South
Caucasus Youth Parliament. Students from Armenia and Georgia voted on a joint declaration that they will present to the European Parliament in Brussels.
Brazilian Senator Cristovam Buarque is paying a visit to Georgia. In the scope of the visit, the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia hosted the Brazilian Senator and introduced him to Georgia’s current education reforms.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini visited Kutaisi Zurab Zhvania School of Public Administration and met Armenian language public school principals of the Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe Javakheti regions.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini visiter Kutaisi Information Center and personally granted 1000 GEL vouchers to several applicants who are starting their vocational education.
The Minister, Dimitri Shashkini, together with the governor of Imereti, Lasha Makatsaria, and the Director of the National Center for Teacher Professional Development, Gia Mamulashvili, opened a new Teacher’s House in Kutaisi.
The registration of potential students of vocational education institutions continues. Today, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Koka Sepherteladze and Minister of Health and Labor Zurab Tchiaberashvili visited vocational college “Ikarosi” and personally granted vouchers to brothers Davit and Konstantine from socially vulnerable family.