A two-day seminar was held at the Hotel Iota, within the framework of the First Training Route for Cultural Routes in Georgia, led by two Council of Europe experts: Professor Mike Robinson and Carolyn Clark. The closing ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport - Levan Kharatishvili.
On December 8-10, Tbilisi hosted the 8th session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.
The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Mikheil Chkhenkeli opened the closing event of the International Education Center 2019. The event was also attended by Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure - Maia Tskitishvili and the Minister of Defense of Georgia - Irakli Gharibashvili.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Tamar Kitiashvili, together with the representatives of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), summarized the activities carried out within the framework of the Vocational Education Information Campaign.
The winners of the Goderdzi Chokheli literary competition were announced at the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.
Deputy Ministers of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Nunu Mitskevichi and Ekaterine Dgebuadze opened the conference dedicated to Reform and Development Opportunities of Higher Education Quality Assurance System.
An interesting meeting was held in Geneva at the World Nuclear Research Center (CERN) between Georgian youth interested in physics and Georgian scientists working in the field.
Ekaterine Dgebuadze, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, together with Maia Bagration-Gruzinski, the Co-Founder of Innovations for Inclusive Society and Irma Khabazi of Open Society Foundation Georgia, organized a conference on "Supporting Transition for All Children in School". The event was also attended by Kakhaber Gvantseladze - Head of Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency.
Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia -Tamar Kitiashvili inspected the works of the participants of the Olympiad held at the Academy of Information Technologies and awarded the winners.
Tamar Kitiashvili, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia met with the directors of state vocational colleges. During the meeting the current changes and future plans of the entire system were discussed.
The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli participated in the Artem Erkomaishvili Prize awarding ceremony. The Minister addressed the audience and emphasized the importance of studying and popularizing Georgian polyphony and canticles among the younger generation.
Levan Kharatishvili, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, within the framework of the TAIEX (European Commission Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument) Program, launched an Expert Mission on the following topic: "Safeguarding and Risk Management of Georgian Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations".
Tamar Kitiashvili, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia attended the Vocational Skills Development Program courses at Aisi College and talked with the students of 8th and 9thgrade about the courses themselves and its future prospects.
Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Ekaterine Dgebuadze together with the Head of Council of Europe Office in Georgia - Cristian Urse met with the winners of the “European Heritage Creators Week” and presented them with the certificates of Appreciation.
The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli held an introductory meeting with the World Bank Regional Director - Sebastian Molineu, and introduced the ongoing and planned changes in various fields of education.
With the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation, in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage, a unified geographical information portal for cultural heritage has been developed.
On November 18-19, 2019, for the first time in Georgia, 21 professional students of Dual Vocational Education Program - Culinary Arts took the qualification exam. The aforementioned dual vocational education program has been implemented in the fall of 2017 with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) at three state colleges: Blacksea, New Wave and Mermisi. The peculiarity of dual vocational education program, is that the private sector is actively and directly involved in all stages of its development.
An exhibition and the awarding ceremony of the Leonardo da Vinci Competition for Inventors and Researchers organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation was held at the Writers House in Tbilisi.
The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli met with the employees of the Ministry on his first working day and introduced them with the future plans and overall goals of the Ministry.
Ceremonial events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of independence, are presented in three cities of Georgia – Tbilisi, Ambrolauri and Poti.
Please visit us at the Ministry of Education and Science booths, and let us celebrate May 26 together!
Mikheil Chkhenkeli - Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Mariam Jashi – a Chairman of Education, Science and Culture Committee of Georgian Parliament held a meeting with the Director of European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) - Fabiola Gianotti.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli presented the education system Action Plan to the representatives of the education sector, invited guests and the media.
Millennium Challenge Corporation has revealed the winners of the innovation competition. The first place was awarded the gymnasium AIA GESS’ project - "Robot Labourant". The author of the project will travel to the NASA Space Center and participate in the educational program.
The University of Caucasus continues to function in a new, completely renovated educational building. The university remains one of the most modern and largest in Georgia, with its infrastructure and equipment. Furthermore, the building itself was built in 1909 and over the years numerous known educational institutions thoughout the Causasus had been functioning here.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli, together with his deputies met with graduate students of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. During the meeting, the students emphasized on the existing problems in the educational system, as well as informing the minister regarding the current and planned innovations. The discussion covered the general, vocational and higher education, followed by the Q&A format.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli visited the newly built public school in village Tvaladi, situated in Kaspi municipality. The entire construction process was carried out by the Education and Scientific Infrastructure Development Agency. As a result, 120 Tvaladi students are now equipped with the latest technology, high-standard gym, an outdoor playground, infirmary, and a library. The new building complies with the latest standards of a modern European school.
Within the frameworks of the project “Let’s Learn and Rest Together”, supporting healthy lifestyle among the youth, the mountain-ski sports school is organized in Bakuriani for 450 pupils of the 7th, 8th and 9th grades from the small-contingent schools of Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli and Imereti regions, with the aim of popularization of mountain-ski sports among the pupils.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and the Head of USAID Mission attended the lessons prepared within the frameworks of Georgia Primary Education (G-PriEd) in Tbilisi №45 Public School.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli, US Ambassador to Georgia Ian C. Kelly and Executive Director of Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia Magda Maghradze solemnly opened Akhaltsikhe №1 and Vale №1 Public Schools, which were completely rehabilitated by Millennium Challenge Account.
The cycle of meetings “Listen to Pupils” started to ensure safe and healthy environment with the initiative of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli. Intensive meetings with the pupils, as well as with parents, students and representatives of various communities by the Minister will continue, in order to make the school and the environment, where children grow up, more safe and friendly based on discussion, co-operation and broad public consensus.
The conference summarizing the projects implemented within the framework of the program “Social Inclusion” was held. The aim of the conference was to introduce the results of the projects implemented with the purpose of creating a favorable environment in the educational institutions for the youth with special educational needs and providing information about the history, life and culture of Roma and Meskhetians living in Georgia.
Active cooperation of Georgia and Germany in the field of education and science was the main topic of discussion at the introductory meeting, which was held between the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli and Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, Dr. Heike Peitsch.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli met the initiative group, including the special teachers, the head of the Special Teachers Association and the parent. The meeting focused on challenges facing the inclusive education and in particular the issue of development of the profession of a special teacher.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli held an introductory meeting with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative in Georgia Laila Omar Gad, where the existing cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and UNICEF and the prospects of its further enhancement was discussed.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli met with the former UNICEF representative in Georgia and currently CEO of International NGO “Aflatoun International” in the Netherlands Roeland Monasch. At the meeting the parties discussed the organization’s activities, which are focused on development of educational modules through innovative methods, formal and non-formal education, that will assist the students and young people in development of competences required for the 21st century, such as social education and basic financial business skills. The prospects of future cooperation in this regard were discussed at the meeting.
The students enrolled on 2017 autumn admission session started learning in vocational colleges. Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia personally congratulated the students of Vocational College “Aisi” and, together with them, wished success to approximately 8,000 new entrants.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli met with US Ambassador to Georgia Ian C. Kelly. At the meeting, discussions focused on bilateral productive cooperation in the field of education and science. Particular emphasis was made on the importance of investments made by the US Government and the activities of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Georgia.
Within the frameworks of the grant competition of the Millennium Challenge Account’s project - “Vocational Education for Economic Development”, Community College “Spectrum” was equipped with the laboratories of latest standards.
Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia held a working meeting with Magda Magradze, Executive Director of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and Jenner Edelman, Head of the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Representative Office in Georgia. The Minister introduced them the vision to the main priorities and directions of the Ministry of Education and Science.
Today the meeting was held with the American director David Lynch and the members of the delegation of his foundation in the Parliament of Georgia. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Education and Science and Culture and Monument Protection, Chairperson of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of Parliament and other members of the Parliament. The discussion touched upon David Lynch’s initiative on opening of a new international film school in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi State University highly appreciates the activities of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli. According to the decision of the Academic Council of the University, Mikheil Chkhenkeli was awarded with the Ivane Javakhishvili Medal for special merit and productive organizational activities rendered for Tbilisi State University.
Minister of Education and Science of Georgia – Mikheil Chkhenkeli and Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic - Dana Prudikova signed the cooperation agreement in the field of education and science and expressed their readiness for close cooperation in the field of primary, secondary, vocational, higher education and science.
Minister of Education and Science - Mikheil Chkhenkeli met the chairperson of the Education, Science and Culture Committee of the Parliament of Georgia - Mariam Jashi on his first working day. The challenges in the field of education and science were discussed at the meeting. In this regard, there was coincidence of opinions and agreement that the Ministry will continue close cooperation with the Committee in terms of solution of the problems and implementation of new initiatives.