16, 2013 - New school year started in public schools of Georgia. Minister of
Education and Science of Georgia Tamar Sanikidze congratulated pupils and
students with the beginning of the school year 2013-2014 at one of the largest
schools in Tbilisi – Public School 47.
are the novelties for the year:
- Salaries of more than 60
000 teachers and up to 20 000 administrative personnel of public schools have
- All public school pupils
have been given school textbooks
- Free textbooks have been
given to socially unprotected pupils and those pupils who were registered in
private schools as a result of expropriation of school buildings and also, to
the children of soldiers who died during the War in 2008.
- More than 600 schools
throughout Georgia have been rehabilitated; works are still under way.
- Construction of 9 new
schools are planned to begin, the projects are prepared and finished.
- School bus program
continues. About 45 000 pupils of 906 public schools will be provided with
school bus service free of charge from the beginning of the new school
- Scheme of the supplement to
the salary for certified teachers is planned to be altered and become more
- Every first grader shall receive “Buki” with improved
technical characteristics and programs. It is possible to use “Buki” not only
for the first grade but also for the second and third grades. Game updates and creation of new games will continue
- For the first time this year, every
first grade head teacher will receive a personal computer instead of “Buki”
- Availability of the
internet in every school will make enable teachers to work with electronic
- All public schools shall
transfer to electronic system of correspondence instead of paper work
- New type of school register
have been introduced, electronic piloting is planned to begin in 15 public
- Structure of a pupil’s
personal file has changed
- Integrated class for the
pupils with special educational needs has been opened in two schools (#166,
- Additionally, a special
teacher shall work in every public school with pupils with special educational
needs. The Ministry shall finance special teachers.
- A special school has been
organized at Iashvili Clinic for children suffering from leukemia
- Subject guidelines have
been prepared for teachers. These guides will be uploaded to the electronic
library of the Ministry.
- All Resource Centers shall
have a lawyer assisting schools in legal issues.
- Career planning and
professional orientation course shall start in schools. This course will enable
pupils to realize their career possibilities.