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.