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. Minister provided the journalists
with the information regarding new projects and planned innovations and
answered their questions.
Implemented and planned projects are:
- After the increase in teachers’ salaries
by 60-205 GEL, salaries of school board and administrative-technical staff
shall increase gradually beginning from September of the current year.
- Paid leave of absence for teachers shall
be no less than two months (40 days) and they shall receive their salary before
- Textbook printing is under way and
gradual distribution in public schools has started. For the first time this
year, all pupils of public schools shall receive textbooks free of charge.
- Finances allocated for vocational
education development and accessibility have increased, new model of financing
vocational students is being created, new vocational institutions will be
- Within the MCC 5-year educational
project, 140 million USD was allocated for the development of Georgian
education system. The amount of money shall be used for general as well as
vocational and higher education, several schools will be constructed and
additionally 150 schools will be repaired.
- School rehabilitation process has
started, up to 600 public schools will be rehabilitated, heating will be
installed in 42 public schools and schools will be equipped.
- All first-graders shall receive
This is a
short list of novelties. After the short report, Giorgi Margvelashvili answered
questions of the journalists.