The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli held an introductory meeting with the World Bank Regional Director - Sebastian Molineu, and introduced the ongoing and planned changes in various fields of education.
The Minister thanked the World Bank Regional Director for supporting the development of education in Georgia and expressed hope that the close cooperation with the World Bank will continue in the future with the same intensity.
During the meeting the discussion also focused on the model of financing of higher education. According to the Minister, work is already underway in this regard, with the involvement of the World Bank being of great importance. Mikheil Chkhenkeli also spoke about Kutaisi International University and introduced Sebastian Molineu to the university general concept and the process of preparation of the educational programs.
The Minister emphasized that one of the main priorities of the Ministry is the further development of vocational education, which is directly related to employment. According to the Minister, the quality of vocational education must meet the requirements of the market existing in Georgia in conjunction with the international standards. Additionally, underlying the importance of the private sector and their active participation in the development of the curriculum, provision of trainings, internships and the employment.