Within the framework of the project “Georgian Government for
Open Governance”, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Minister of Education and Science of
Georgia,” held a meeting with journalists and answered their questions.
beginning of the meeting, the Minister spoke about novelties of the year 2013
and future projects. Giorgi Margvelashvili made a brief summary of the last 5
Ministry managed to provide 650 thousand pupils of 2084 Public Schools
with textbooks for the school year 2013-2014.
the framework of the project “School Accessibility”, up to 16000 pupils of
330 public schools have school buses from January 2013
2013 teachers’ salaries have increased by 26%-60%, i.e. 60-205 GEL.
Consequently, the budget of the Ministry has increased by 50 million GEL.
regions of Georgia, heating systems of up to 20 public schools were
rehabilitated and gas heating was installed in the same number of schools.
the first time this year, State shall finance studies for 17 specialities
of state higher educational institutions.
2013, based on national exams, annual amount of financing has doubled and
grant financing shall cover all faculties.
has doubled for socially unprotected students in the framework of grant
budget of “State Grants for Students” has doubled
students who suffered from natural calamity in 2012 have received
financing for the academic year 2012-2013.
to 600 public schools shall be rehabilitated and quality will be the main focus
of the conducted works.
the framework of MCC 5-year educational project, additionally 150 schools
will be rehabilitated
schools will be built
of gas systems is planned in 42 public schools.
first grader will receive a computer.
will be provided with new school equipment
of 15 million USD is planned in the development of vocational education
This is a
short list of planned novelties for 2013. Brief report of the Minister was
followed by questions and answers. Questions of the journalists were referred
to the topics of free textbooks, school rehabilitation, school-leaving and
Master exams, work of the special committee reviewing cases of teachers
unfairly dismissed on political grounds and other important issues.