A two-day working meeting of the Scientific-Advisory Council for General, Non-Formal, and Preschool Education is underway in Kachreti, organized by the Georgian Parliament with financial support from UNDP and the European Union.
The participants are addressing the general education reform's challenges and solutions, as well as the new national curriculum and the New School Concept.
Shalva Papuashvili, Chairman of the Education Committee, opened the meeting.
"The Scientific Advisory Council is a good platform to discuss important issues with the Ministry of Education and Science and experts in the field”.
According to Tamar Taliashvili, Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Council, the Council is staffed with highly qualified experts and representatives of non-governmental organizations whose activities are focused on the reform of the education system in Georgia.
"It is critical that we accurately identify the problems and challenges that our educational system faces in the areas of school, pre-school, and non-formal education, as well as define the action plan and recommendations that will allow our educational system to become more progressive and adapt to the needs of our population”, - Tamar Taliashvili remarked.
According to the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Ekaterine Dgebuadze, it is important to discuss the current reform in order to offer quality and affordable general education to students.
"This is a holistic approach, which concerns not only the professional development of teachers, but also school management, students' academic performance and assessment”, - E. Dgebuadze stated.
Nino Kochiashvili, Project Manager for the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, focused on the EU’s role and cooperation in the field of education and science.
"During the last 5 years, the development of human capital has been one of the priority directions in the EU-Georgia relations. In 2022-2027, human capital, along with governance and economic development, remains our priority cornerstone”, - N. Kochiashvili highlighted.