Robotechnics Summer Camp was closed in Kutaisi, where approximately 1500 teenagers spent their summer holidays and had the opportunity to get acquainted with modern technological innovations.
The project was implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, together with the Ministry of Defense.
The primary aim of the project was to promote: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, robotics, modern technological achievements amongst the youth, in conjunction with developing creative thinking and popularizing a healthy lifestyle.
The President of Turkmenistan - Scientific studies by the youth plays great role in technological and innovative progress
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the winners of the Best Youth Works contest timed to the Day of Science.
Modernization of national economy, establishment of modern industrial facilities making wide variety of competitive production, which is on high demand on local and foreign markets, realization of the projects of global importance achieve high results in social and economic development of the state. The reforms improving the basis of economic growth are successfully implemented, which is stipulated by the core objectives in science and technologies, the message of the Head of Turkmen State says.
National science system, which priority directions are studied by scientific and research facilities and universities, was modernized as well as the structure of profile institutes was improved for the short period. In this context, scientific and innovative activities supporting the development of society are developed, scientific and technological achievements are gradually implemented, all conditions for mastering of new knowledge about the nature, environment and human being are made. All of these enhance the training and formation of young generation of high-class specialists who devoted themselves to science and creativity.
Creative initiatives and scientific studies made by our youth deserve the highest appraisal in acceleration of the rates of scientific, technical, technological and innovative progress.
Filling the ranks of young scientists, engineers, technologists and specialists who presented multifaceted and substantial scientific studies in such priority subjects as Nano, chemical and computer technologies, development of new materials, energy sphere, biotechnologies, molecular biology, agriculture, ecology and genetics, information and communication systems, health protection and production of medicine and drugs, innovative economy and humanitarian sciences at the contest organized by the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan with the Central Council of Magtumguly Youth Organization are important step toward the bringing creative potential of our society to new level.
Turkmen land was the place where science and education, culture and art were reigning for thousands of years. Great sons of Turkmen nation formed scientific schools of the East and the West by their first priceless discoveries and numerous inventions in astronomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geometry, medicine, music art, history and literature and linguistics in such cities as Merv, Nisa, Urgench, Abiverd and Serakhs.
In XXI, our main goal is to improve the position of Turkmenistan located along the Silk Road as one of the most developed and strong states in the world. For achievement of this target, Turkmen people who paid special attention to science and education from ancient times expects new discoveries from young generations aimed at the improvement of the world prestige and glory of our state.
Our youth, our future has to make deserving contribution to the great achievements for prosperity and progress of the country by their knowledge, love of native land and people, - the message highlights.
On May 28, 2017 Lia Gigauri, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Nino Buachidze, USAID representatives and Marina Ushveridze, Chief of Party of “Momavlis Taoba” program welcomed participants of Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference at the Tbilisi Exhibition Center.
The Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference brought together 250 civics teachers from all regions of Georgia to discuss innovations in the field of civics education, share experiences, and participate in professional development. Awards for the best civics teachers of the year were given to civics teachers at an award ceremony during the conference.
National Fair-Conference of Civics Teachers was held in the framework of USAID-funded Momavlis Taoba Project, which is implemented by PH International.
Committee held the working meeting considering increase of accessibility to culture for the persons with disabilities and to improve inclusive education. The meeting was attended by MPs and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
For more than a month, the Committee works on improvement of inclusive education and on the legislative initiative to increase accessibility to culture for the disabled.
According to the Chair, Mariam Jashi, despite significant steps by the Ministry of Education at the general and vocational education levels, there are the issues to be regulated: increased motivation for special pedagogues; professional development thereof; physical and program adaptation of schools from nursery to higher level, she stated. It requires development of new initiatives and close cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities.
The Committee, in the end of May, will have developed the package as for educational system, so for culture sphere to ensure accessibility to both for the citizens.
The joint sitting of the Health Care and Social Issues and the Education, Science and Culture CommitteesTuesday, 21 February 2017 13:10
The Committees discussed rehabilitation of children with disabilities and inclusive aid. According to the human rights protection action plan, the NPLE “Studio ADC” and “Child, Family, Society” representatives and parents of disabled children discussed implementation of the facilitation to inclusive aid.
The parties discussed the problems emerged upon provision of equal possibilities for persons with disabilities. As noted, the child early development program shall be further extended to cover wider geographical area. Despite existence of rehabilitation centers and family services, it is not enough as the number of children pending is still high. One of the factors impeding inclusion of children into early development program is scarcity of funds and training of qualified personnel. As the specialists stated, particular attention shall be attached to civil integration of disable children of ethnic minorities. The sitting was attended by NGOs, representatives of the Ministries of Labor, Health and Social Protection and of Education and Science. They introduced problem solution ways and recommendations.
According to MP, Rati Ionatamashvili, “Protection of rights of persons with disabilities is one of the acute challenges of the Government. My mandate in the Parliament does not belong to me only but it belongs to all persons with disabilities. However, I have to state that the issue covers various directions and simultaneous solution is impossible. It shall be solved stage by stage, though we shall not waste time as it is an important factor”.
The Chair of the HealthCare and Social Issues Committee resumed the sitting. “Today, we started consideration of important issues and the sittings will further continue. We will get resumed to the issue, especially upon consideration of the budget. We will discuss the issue in working regime with all the parties and I hope we will achieve a lot”, - Akaki Zoidze stated.
The Committees also considered the draft on Status of Military Serviceman, introduced by the Deputy-Defense Minister, Nukri Gelashvili. The draft envisages improvement of conditions for conscripts – establishment of new rules for temporary leave and vacation for the military-men in Defense Ministry to allow them better master the profession.
The change is entailed with the circumstance that in view of obtained skills according to the combat training and profession of a military-man, the serviceman shall pass the initial training similar to NATO Forces.
The serviceman shall be trained in physical terms and shall obtain necessary skills allowing him continuing his military career in the future. The Committees supported the draft.
The Committee considered with the II reading the draft on Grants envisaging extension of the list of the grant issuer and recipients. According to the Chair, Mariam Jashi, authority to issue grants is granted to: LEPLs aiming at improvement of education quality and facilitation to integration of national minorities and highland population, as well as Sh. Rustaveli National Scientific Fund for the foreign citizens and LEPLs.
According to the Head of the Legal Provision Department of the Ministry of Education and Science, David Lominashvili, the International Education Center shall be subordinated to the Ministry since January, 2017 and relevantly the grants, issued by the Center in view of facilitation to education and funding youth projects. The MPs agreed to add the subject noted under reservation to the list of grant issuers. The draft on Science, Technologies and Development thereof” defines the events to be undertaken in case of refusal of the Head of the State Control Agency on appointment of the candidate elected and nominated by the Scientific Council of the organization. The draft on General Education entitles the Ministry of Education to define the term of different administrative proceeding for classification of the textbooks of schools.
As D. Lominashvili stated, distance education shall be established in schools. The draft also envisages the Ministry to finance the private schools and to allocate grants for public schools. The differentiated approaches to schools entailed discussion. Salome Zurabishvili considers that the Ministry shall render aid to schools in need.
As M. Jashi elucidated, deriving from the consultations with the Ministry and NGOs, differentiated administration is recommended. “We principally facilitate to establishment of differentiated approach to ensure recognition of best practice, establishment of uniform criterion evaluation system and motivation of the schools managing to achieve better academic results and innovations. It shall not be recognized in negative context”.
The draft on Higher Education reformulates the academic personnel of universities: professor, associate professor, assistant professor and the assistant. Alexander Kantariadoes not agree with this ranking. Other changes envisage protection of rights of the students of the Theological programs and simplification of disposal of movable property accounted on the balance of the university. The Committee supported the drafts.
If found evidence that Batumi founded Shahin Friendship Lyceum was involving the children in the terrorism and any illegal activity this will be not only the administrative but criminal crime. This statement was made by the Minister of Education and Science Aleqsandre Jejelava. He added that no evidence they have for this time.
According to Jejelava, the activity organized by Fethullah Gulen is financed in some countries included Georgia. As Jejelava stated, the Prime Minister of Georgia will visit Turkey tomorrow and the officials will discuss this issue.
The Committees heard the information about current situation and future perspectives of Mtskheta Museum-Reserve. The sitting is convened based on the address of Mtskheta Single Mandate, Dimitri Khundadze to the Education Committee, appealing for consideration of the alarming situation in the Museum-Reserve.
As the Chair, Ivane Kiguradze stated, the Mtskheta Museum, providing exhibits, was sold 8 years ago and the exhibits were moved to unfavorable conditions. “These exhibits are excavated with efforts by the generations of Georgian archeologists and today they are stored and doomed for destruction. We still cannot build the Museum premise. D. Khundadze was raised the issue many times as in the Parliament so in the Government”.
According to the CEO of National Agency for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Nikoloz Antidze, we deal with 25000 items, 8000 of which are included into the golden fund. Since 2014, after the Mtskheta Movie Theatre “Karibche” was delivered to the Agency, where we can see the historical Gates of Mtskheta, the Agency has called the contest on drafting. “We started reconstruction of this premise into the Museum, simultaneously seeking for donor organizations. These works require more than 4 ml. We asked the WB and the Municipal Development Fund and the project was included into the WB financing list. We translated and sent the project to UNESCO World Heritage Center. In 2015 we obtained approval”.
Despite of this fact, the project is not yet finalized and one of the problems is that the City-Museum has no Museum. “This problem starts in 2011 after exhibits were movedto the ceiling of Chamber of Control in unfavorable conditions”, - D. Khundadze stated.
The state budget shall allocated respective amount if international organizations fail to finance the project. According to the Deputy-Regional Minister, Ilia Darchiashvili, the Ministry works on the project. “We plan to finalize the Mtskheta Museum project for summer. We do our best to have the contractor organization for autumn to start construction”.