NEARLY 60 UKRAINIAN STUDENTS JOIN GEORGIAN SCHOOLS FOLLOWING STATE OFFER, OVER 50 TO FOLLOW

Agenda.ge, 22 Mar 2022
Tbilisi,Georgia

Parents of 110 Ukrainian students have enrolled their children in Georgian schools following an offer from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia for continuing their studies in the country as the war in Ukraine prevents them from going back, the Ministry announced earlier on Tuesday.

Fifty-eight of 110 students have already joined classes in the capital city of Tbilisi and regions of the country, while the remaining 52 will be enrolled in schools in the nearest future, the education body said.

Minister Mikheil Chkhenkeli on Tuesday visited Tbilisi Public School No. 98, where several Ukrainian students have already started their classes. Chkhenkeli and the Director of the school met the parents of students and got acquainted with their needs.

The Education Ministry said on March 18 the Ukrainian students affected by the ongoing war in their country would be able to join the same classes they were attending in Ukraine as of February 24, 2022, when Russia launched its invasion of the country.

Public and private kindergartens in Tbilisi will also accept Ukrainian children free of charge, with Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze announcing on March 16 they would be given priority during pre-school admissions.

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