Minister of Education Creates Education Reform Group

The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Mikheil Batiashvili, has ordered the establishment of a working group to address reform of the Georgian system. The group aims to unite various stakeholders.

The first meeting of the Education System Reform Group was held yesterday and was attended by the Director of The British Council in Georgia, Zaza Purtseladze, and British Council Project Manager Tamar Kvachadze. The British Council will be one of the central members of the Education System Reform Group and will participate in the discussions at all levels. The British Council is the United Kingdom’s official international organization for cultural relations and international educational opportunities.

In July, The British Council presented a new initiative entitled Creative Spark: Entrepreneurial Education Program. The project is aimed at promoting higher educational reforms and student employment in Georgia and other participating countries.

Minister Batiashvili also attended the meeting, and noted that representatives of government agencies, legislative bodies, international and non-governmental organizations, experts, and other stakeholders will be involved in the group’s work.

Batiashvili said that the preparatory process of education reform has already begun and the details of planned reforms will be released to the public in the near future.

“We plan to implement a 5-level reform that involves the integration of preschool education, school education, vocational education, higher education and science, the introduction of innovative education systems, and more importantly, the deepening of close ties between education and economics. I am sure Minister Batiashvili will be able to implement these very important reforms,” said Prime Minister Bakhtadze when he appointed Batiashvili to the position earlier this summer.

 

By Samantha Guthrie

Photo: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport

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