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05/04/2012
Students registered in Summer Job program, should sign a labor agreement with their employers from April 5 till May 15. Students should bring with themselves their ID cards. In case of any kind of problems, students should contact the program administration staff on report@summerjob.ge.
05/04/2012
The first stage of public school principle selection contest has started. Computerized exam for candidates willing to become school principals will last until April 12, 2012.
04/04/2012
School student-inventors international contest “Leonardo Da Vinci 2012” is getting started. First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Koka Sepherteladze and General Director of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Sulkhan Sisauri held a briefing for the press and introduced the program and conditions of the contest.
03/04/2012
Austrian teachers visited TPDC to get acquainted with implemented reforms in the education system of Georgia. The first deputy minister, Koka Seperteladze, welcomed the guests and introduced them to the on-going and future reforms in the education sector.
02/04/2012
41,000 teachers will take certification examinations in 2012. This number has doubled since last year. All subject teachers, without exception, have the opportunity to take certification exams in the English language and computer skills.
02/04/2012
1st graders online registration has started. From April 2 through April 17, registration will only be held for 1st graders registering at the schools where their siblings study or parents work. From April 17 till April 17, registration will be accessible at other schools.
02/04/2012
School Resource Officers and representatives of Liberty Bank visited children with special education needs at Samtredia Boarding School №15 and gave them some presents.
31/03/2012
Teacher’s House hosted the conference - “From Shakespeare to Dickens”, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens. The conference was led by British linguists and experts of McMillan Publishing, Luke Prodromo and David Gibson.
30/03/2012
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.
29/03/2012
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.
29/03/2012
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.
29/03/2012
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.
28/03/2012
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 of Georgia.
28/03/2012
For the Unified National Exams this year, 73% of entrants registered to take a foreign language exam in the English language, 17% in Russian, 7% German, and 3% in French.
27/03/2012
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... Read More
27/03/2012
Online registration 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.
27/03/2012
"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.
26/03/2012
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.
26/03/2012
e-Catalog of the educational institutions ( public schools) was developed by the Ministry. The catalog collects information about the public schools throughout Georgia.
25/03/2012
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.
24/03/2012
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.
23/03/2012
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.
23/03/2012
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.
22/03/2012
Students of Tbilisi Classical Gymnasium attended a public lecture delivered by chair of the Supreme Court and presentation of the online game “Court” as a part of the Civic Education Development program.
22/03/2012
The National Democratic Institute has conducted research in Georgia, which found that 46% of the Georgian population thinks that the level of education in the country has increased. 71% of the respondents consider that questions of education are actively discussed by politicians.
22/03/2012
Higher educational institutions of Georgia have joined the Anti-Drug Campaign. Today, the student-government of Georgian Technical University (GTU) held the campaign “Sport vs Drugs” in the yard of administrative building of GTU.
22/03/2012
Starting in the new academic year, a new Physica-Mathematical school will be opened in Telavi. The school will start operation on the basis of the fully rehabilitated Telavi Public School #3.
21/03/2012
The registration process for the students’ summer employment program “Summer Jobs” is going to be closed. Although the registration process was planned to last untill April 20, all vacant positions were filled on the first day of registration.
21/03/2012
Voucher based financing will start from March 19. Volunteers willing to acquire vocational education will be granted with vouchers in the amount of 1000GEL and opportunity to study at preferred educational institutions.
20/03/2012
Today, students’ registration for the summer employment program “Summer Jobs” has started. Registration is open from March 20 till April 20 on the website – www.summerjob.ge
20/03/2012
First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Koka Sepherteladze, attended an event at the Youth Palace. The event was organized in the scope of Novruz Bayram.
19/03/2012
Mikheil Saakashvili met with students of higher and vocational education institutions and discussed with them the importance of students’ employment project. The President also highlighted the importance of the voucher based financing system of vocational education.
19/03/2012
On March 20, registration for the summer employment program “Summer Jobs” will start on www.summerjob.ge. In order to raise students’ awareness about the program and encourage their participation, students of different higher education institutions organized a Flash Mob show with the participation of celebrities.
19/03/2012
Voucher based financing will start from March 19. Volunteers willing to acquire vocational education will be granted with vouchers in the amount of 1000GEL and will have the opportunity to study at their preferred educational institutions.
19/03/2012
Certified teachers of natural sciences will take exams in experimental piece of physics, chemistry and biology and will receive surplus of 75GEL to their salaries.
18/03/2012
One of the priorities of the state is the development of vocational education. Based on the labor market, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia plans more development of the nations vocational education. Based on the initiative of the Ministry, everyone can pursue a vocational education and develop his/her skills.
18/03/2012
The Week of Art, initiated by SROs for pupils, continues.  Pupils of №24 Public School visited the I. Chavchavadze Memorial museum. The guests went through memorial staff and documentaries of the great Georgian author and public figure.
17/03/2012
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini, held a working meeting with the principals of Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi public schools at the Teachers’ House. The Minister discussed issues of 1st grader registration. high school exit exams, and school infrastructure rehabilitation.
16/03/2012
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini and the Rector of Tbilisi State University, Aleksandre Kvitashvili, laid the foundation of a new school in the village Khovle.
15/03/2012
An International School of Design will be opened in Georgia as part of the Georgian Technical University. The school will be under the patronage of the famous automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiuaro.
14/03/2012
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, together with the Ministry of Justice, initiated the contest for the creation of a logo and slogan for the state Anti Drug campaign.
14/03/2012
The Ministry program for supporting ethnic minorities in receiving a higher education continues. This initiative was proposed by the President of Georgia.
13/03/2012
The Mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini, Minister of Sports and Youth, Lado Vardzelashvili and First Deputy of the Chief Prosecutor Davit Sakvarelidze met with the family members of drug addicted people and discussed with them the details of the state Anti Drug Campaign.
13/03/2012
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini, held a meeting with Kanat Sadikov, the Minister of Education of Kyrgyzstan, and introduced him to Georgias current educational reforms.
13/03/2012
The Georgia Central Public Health Reference Laboratory (CPHRL) is the result of a collaborative effort between the Government of the United States and the Government of Georgia. The facility was established with the financial support of the US Department of Defense.
12/03/2012
Professors of leading European Universities are delivering lectures in clinical and basic medicine at Tbilisi State University as part of a project initiated by the President of Georgia.
11/03/2012
Art Week was launched by the initiative of the school resource officers (SRO). As part of this celebratory week, resource officers will visit museums together with students from different schools.
10/03/2012
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, with the support of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), is implementing the project “Supporting Development of Pre-Schools Education Sector at Local Levels.
10/03/2012
The certification process of the staff of the Ministrys Internal Audit Departmenti has concluded. All employees of this staff have successfully passed their required tests. To recognize their achievement, the Minister, Dimitri Shashkini, personally awarded a breastplate to the six best employees.
09/03/2012
Representatives of twenty-five international universities are visiting Georgia. Today, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini and other members of Georgian Government met the foreign guests and discussed with them the concept of establishing a Technical University in Batumi.
09/03/2012
Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Davit Bakradze and Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini opened a Language House in the village Iormughanlo of Sagarejo Municipality and laid the foundation of two new schools in the villages Iormughanlo and Lambalo.
09/03/2012
A Law Olympiad was held today with the support of the Tbilisi City Court and the Ministry of Education and Science. Main goals of the Olympiad include establishing ties among prospective lawyers and the court, enhancing the knowledge of law students and developing their professional skills, and preventing crime.
09/03/2012
Project Harmony Inc. (PH International) in Georgia has been implementing the Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training Program since 2010. The Program is being operated in collaboration with support the Ministry of Education and Education and Science of Georgia, with the financial support of USAID.
08/03/2012
In order to prepare teachers for certification exams, the National Center for Teacher Professional Development organizes seminars and trainings for teachers throughout Georgia. Today, the Minister attended a training for experimental methodology and the development of professional skills.
08/03/2012
An exhibition of photos taken by teachers and school students was held in the Tbilisi Classical Gymnasium. Money gathered from the charity event has been transferred to the account of the Union of Parents of  Oncological- Hematological Patients.
07/03/2012
The Microsoft "Imagine Cup" is the world’s premier student technology competition. This year, Georgia was invited to join the contest. In 2012, the competition will address the following theme: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. The winning team will take a trip to Sydney, Australia next July to compete at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals.
07/03/2012
Tbilisi Mayor’s office engaged in an Anti-Drug campaign together with the Parliament of Georgia, the national government, and the Prosecutor’s office.
06/03/2012
The presentation of the website and logo of the Summer Job program was held in the Ministry of Education and Science, and was attended by the Minister of Education and Science, Dimitri Shashkini, as well as the Minister of the Sport and Youth Affairs, Lado Vardzelashvili.
05/03/2012
Professors of leading European Universities will deliver lectures in clinical and basic medicine at Tbilisi State University as a part of a project initiated by the President of Georgia. Today, Minister Dimitri Shashkini met the foreign guests.
05/03/2012
By initiative of the President of Georgia, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the Ministry of Justice will launch a new program for the prevention of juvenile crime.
04/03/2012
The third round of the national Olympiad started on 3rd of March with an Olympiad in Chemistry; for the first time, participants of the Chemistry and Physics Olympiad will take a separate test in conducting lab work.
04/03/2012
SROs have presented another gift to school students. Students of №39 and №74 Public Schools and the №1 Experimental School have visited the Georgian Art Palace. The youths observed ancient exhibits at the museum.
03/03/2012
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini, and the Head of the National Center for Teacher Professional Development Center, Gia Mamulashvili, visited the certified teacher of Tbilisi Public School #171 and mother of 4 children, Mzia Kvintradze, and wished her a happy Mother’s Day.
03/03/2012
The International Education Fair 2012 has been organized in the Tbilisi Marriott for the 3rd and 4th of March.  As a part of the exhibition, European educational institutions will make presentations on their learning programs, student living expenses and conditions, and extra curriculum activities offered by the respective institutions.
02/03/2012
President Mikheil Saakashvili met with students of I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Caucasus University. The President has informed the students about new challenges Georgia currently faces and introduced them to new initiatives in the field of higher education.
02/03/2012
A briefing was held on the case of Mikheil Aleksidze- a student who was expelled from Tbilisi public school №53. Anna Kebadze, Head of the Division of General Education Development, explained that it is necessary that correct information, in regard to the cases of students who have been expelled from school due to the violation of school internal regulations, be made public.
02/03/2012
Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia took part in the jury moot courts at Tbilisi Civil Court. School Teachers, Lecturers, School Principals and Resource Officers have participated in the trial as Jury members and issued the verdict for the grave crime against the accused.
01/03/2012
The Minister, Dimitri Shashkini, opened a Natural Science Lab at the Ilia University. The experiments will be held in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the new lab.
01/03/2012
The National Center for Teacher Professional Development Center under the Ministry created a first electronic educational newspaper. The presentation of the new portal mascavlebeli.ge was held at the Sheraton Metechi Palace.
29/02/2012
The Minister, Dimitri Shashkini, visited the Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau and observed its science labs equipped with up to date facilities, then,  accompanied by the chair of the Bureau, met with the Bureaus students.
28/02/2012
The Minister, Dimitri Shashkini, opened the Criminalistics Lab at the Guram Tavartkiladze Teaching University. The qualified personnel of the lab will teach students different aspects and techniques of criminalistics such as collecting evidence, solving different cases, investigative methods, interpretation of laboratory findings, etc.
28/02/2012
On February 25-27 hotel “Radisson Batumi” hosted the conference of International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), which was organized by the Caucasus University with support of other universities and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
27/02/2012
“The Contest in Georgian Calligraphy” organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the National Center of Manuscripts was declared open. Pupils, students and adults of Georgia as well as Georgian immigrants can participate in the contest.
27/02/2012
A new web-site, www.edublog.ge, has been launched. This web-site collects articles from all blogs that have information concerning the education sector and reforms currently implemented in the education system of Georgia.
26/02/2012
The participants of the International Education Fair 2012 met the Minister, Dimitri Shashkini, to familiarize themselves with the ongoing reforms in Georgian education system, to establish contacts with the respective educational institutions, and to launch joint educational projects.
26/02/2012
In the scope of the Week of Occupation, School Resource Officers (SROs) spent one day with the children of fallen soldiers. SROs visited the Ethnographic museum with the children and learned about hundreds of different historic facts.
26/02/2012
In the scope of the Week of Occupation, another meeting was held at “Green School”. Schoolchildren, teachers and School Resource Officers (SROs) discussed the tragic event of Russian Occupation in 1921.
25/02/2012
A literature and musical performance was staged at Tbilisi Public School № 52 to commemorate those cadet officers who died in 1921 while fighting for Georgia’s independence.
25/02/2012
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia has organized the contest “Episodes of Russia’s Occupation of Georgia” as part of the "Week of Occupation”.
25/02/2012
Schoolchildren of Tbilisi Public School №6 held the presentation the project dedicated to the Russia’s occupation of Georgia in February 1921.  The schoolchildren had been working on the project for several weeks.
24/02/2012
In the scope of the initiative “Don’t Worry, Be Healthy”, First Lady Sandra Roelofs and Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Irine Kurdadze visited Samtredia Public School №11 and met the schoolchildren of 4th, 10th and 11th grades.
24/02/2012
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia hosted the children of soldiers fallen in the Russia-Georgia August 2008 war. Deputy Minister Nodar Surguladze presented net-books to 19 successful 2nd and 3rd graders.
24/02/2012
In 2012, certified teachers of the natural sciences will take a separate exam in conducting of the scientific experiments and will receive an additional 75 GEL to their salaries. In order to prepare teachers for certification exams, the National Center for Teacher Professional Development organizes seminars and training for teachers throughout Georgia.
24/02/2012
The Ministry will provide financing for another 70 scientific and research projects. The projects will be oriented on producing new knowledge, analyzing innovative ideas and concepts, and developing high tech and industrial products, amoung other goals.
23/02/2012
International Education Fair 2012,  which is organized by the Ministry, the Tbilisi Mayor’s Office, and the exhibition center “ Expo Georgia,” was opened by the Minister, Dimitri Shashkini. The exhibition will be held from the 23th of February till the 26th of February and 81 Georgian educational institutions and 13 international universities will present their... Read More
23/02/2012
First Deputy Minister, Koka Sepherteladze, together with students from Tserovani public school #3, visited the Museum of Soviet Occupation. Every year, in the second half of February, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia organizes different events dedicated to the remembrance of and education about the Russian occupation of Georgia.
23/02/2012
Resource Officers and representatives of Lukoil Georgia visited an orphanage and spent a day with the resident children. As a part of the joint event, the guests presented the children with gifts and helped the teachers of the orphanage to solve day-to-day issues.
22/02/2012
Schoolchildren of Tbilisi Public School #51 joined the Red Poppy Campaign, which has been organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Publishing House “Prime Time” in commemoration of fallen soldiers.
22/02/2012
The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia is organizing the contest “Episodes of Russia’s Occupation of Georgia”. The aim of the contest is to fully inform students on Russian aggression in 1921 and in 2008.
22/02/2012
Education Management Information System (EMIS) is a newly established legal entity of public law under the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. Its current and ongoing projects, as well as the structure of the institution, were discussed during a presentation.
22/02/2012
Four hundred fifty first graders of Caucasus University were presented with netbooks. The presentation ceremony took place in the head office of the TBC bank. The program of awarding of all first graders of the mentioned institution has been running for four years already. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister, Nodar Surguladze, who also delivered a welcoming speech.
21/02/2012
In commemoration of fallen soldiers, the Red Poppy campaign has begun at Tbilisi Classical Gymnasium as a part of the Week of Occupation. As a symbol of remembrance, students will wear red poppy brooches for the next week.
21/02/2012
The preparatory trainings for the Certification Exams are underway at the Teachers’ House. Trainings for teachers in professional skills and their respective subjects are organized free of charge by the National Center for Teacher Professional Development.
21/02/2012
Every year, in the second half of February, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia organizes different events dedicated to the Russian occupation. The aim of these activities is to fully inform students about Russian aggression in 1921 and in 2008.
20/02/2012
Georgian governmental organizations and agencies are becoming involved in the students’ employment project initiated by MES, “Summer Jobs,” during the summer holidays.
19/02/2012
An exhibition-fair of hand-made crafts produced by schoolchildren with special needs was organized at the vocational college “Ikarosi”. Handmade crafts, such as paintings, different applications, embroidery, tick felt and ceramic decorations, woven and hand-made dolls, and jewelry, were displayed at the exhibition-fair.
18/02/2012
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Giorgi Chakhnashvili, presented a personal computer to the socially vulnerable student of Abkhazia Public School #2, Shorena Gigashvili.
18/02/2012
The Ministry will fund the participation of researchers and scientists in international conferences, congresses, forums, symposia and seminars. The winning projects will be selected as part of the grant competition administered by the Rustaveli National Science Foundation.
17/02/2012
A program for supporting ethnic minorities in receiving a higher education, continues. This initiative was proposed by the President of Georgia. Quotas are defined specially for Azeri and Armenian entrants for the 2012 national unified exams; they are asked to take a general ability test in their own languages (Azeri and Armenian), on the basis of which the students are enrolled at... Read More
17/02/2012
In order to prevent law violation among youth, the Geopolitical Research International Center has created the book “My Rights and Responsibilities”. Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Irine Kurdadze held apresentation of the book for the stuents of Tbilisi Public School №24.