Deputy Minister of Education and Science of
Georgia Tamar Sanikidze held a briefing regarding the issues of the budget for
the year 2012 and changes to the project of the budget for 2013.
More than 7.5
million GEL was saved as a result of mobilization of internal resources of the
budget for 2012:
- Up to 2.4 million GEL was allocated for
financing tuition fee (2012-2013) for those students whose families were
affected by natural disaster in Kakheti this year.
- 5 million GEL will be allocated for teachers
and administrative and technical personnel of public schools. Bonuses will
reach 60-65 GEL for New Year.
Changes will be made to the budget for 2013
- Budget for the upcoming year has increased by
61 700 GEL (608 300 GEL in 2012; 670 000
- Initial project for 2013 was reviewed for
optimization. As a result, approximately 35 million GEL has been mobilized from
the existing resource.
abovementioned additional and mobilized resource, 96 700 million GEL in total, will
be used for the following activities in 2013:
- State education grant for Bachelor students
has increased (10.26 million GEL additionally). In the framework of increased
funding, in cooperation with institutions of higher education, a number of
programs will be singled out and they will be free of charge. Grant program constituting
11 million GEL will be maintained.
- Phd programs will be financed starting from
the upcoming year (1 million GEL);
- Financing of students will increase in the framework
of Social Program, this refers to BA as well as MA students (1.4 million GEL
- 2.4 million GEL was allocated for covering
tuition fees of those students affected by the natural disaster which happened in
Kakheti this year.
- It is planned to increase salaries of
teachers in public schools by 70-80 GEL per month from the upcoming year (50
million GEL additionally);
- A special program was elaborated for those
pupils who had to walk to reach school. In the framework of the abovementioned
program more than 9000 pupils of 190 public schools will be provided with
transport to reach schools (2.6 million GEL);
- Apart from the projects and activities
determined by the budget, Fund for rehabilitation and development of science
was set up additionally (5 million GEL);
- Financing of National Academy of Sciences and
Academy of Agricultural Sciences has increased (585 thousand GEL additionally)
- Financing of a number of research
institutions has increased (192 thousand GEL additionally);
scholarships for students will be increased and doubled (1.75 million GEL
11. In order to
increase accessibility to and quality enhancement of vocational education,
special textbooks and education programs will be worked out and implemented in
vocational colleges. (1.45 million GEL additionally)
12. 14.5 million GEL
will be allocated additionally for infrastructural rehabilitation of
13. Those teachers
whose salary is 150-500 GEL will be paid a bonus or a thirteenth salary in the
beginning of 2014 and the amount will constitute 360 GEL.