Mikheil Chkhenkeli – the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia met with the students and teachers participating in the International Educational Olympiads 2018. The Minister gave the students some necessary tips before the important competition and wished them success:
"Your learning and your commitment is not only important for your personal advancement but also of great public value. Without the thorough study of science in a rapidly changing and developing world, it will be impossible to facilitate the challenges of modernity, and to ensure the development of our country. Your achievements will serve the international integration of our educational system, and at the same time you will become a model for many of your peers or junior friends. I want you to know that all my attention will be directed to you. We wish you success and success to your homeland. "
The Georgian National Team teams have started the training for the International Olympiads. Georgia presents the respective teams in five Olympiad disciplines: Mathematics IMO, Physics IPHO, Information Technology IOI, Biology IBO and Chemistry ICHO.
The seven-member team of mathematics will travel to the city of Cluj on July 7-14, at the 59th International Mathematics Olympiad in Romania. The biology team is composed of 4 students and will travel to Tehran, Iran on July 15-22 for the 29th Biology (IBO) International Olympiad; Four members of the Chemistry team will leave for Chemistry 50th (ICHO) International Olympiad on July 19-29, which will be held in Prague and Bratislava, Czech Republic and Slovakia; A team of four-students in Information Technology will be competing in the 30th IOI International Olympiad in Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan on 1-8 September; and finally, the team of physics will depart on July 21-29, at the 49th IPHO International Olympiad in Lisbon, Portugal.
The national teams of Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry have been selected due to the results of the third round of the 2018 National Olympiad. However, the Information Technology national team has been selected entirely by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.