For the first time, textbooks will be sold in 400 public schools throughout Georgia this year. The books will be distributed in such a way that the children from neighboring schools will have the opportunity to buy books as well. The books will still be sold in retail areas and the maximum cost will be ten Gel.
According to the memorandum between the Ministry of Education and Science and the Georgian Post, anyone is now able to order home delivery of textbooks on the Georgian Post website. People living in Tbilisi will receive their deliveries within 24 hours while the regions will receive theirs within 48. The Georgian Post hot line is available for questions at 2 24 09 09 and more detailed information can be found at www.gpost.ge.
The Ministry of Education and Science is continuing to deliver free books as a result of the social program. This year, 128,919 schoolchildren will receive a total of 1,069,530 books free of charge. The books will be given to the following categories of children:
Approximately 1 million books will be delivered to these three categories of schoolchildren on September 17th.