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Saakashvili initiates computer and linguistic revolution2010-04-07 14:49
At yesterday's sitting of the government held in Akaki Tseretali University in Kutaisi, Mikheil Saakashvili presented an initiative to modernize the education system.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He reminded the tradition of guest sittings will be continued, highlighted the government is implementing important programs in some regions, including Kutaisi, but many need to be accelerated to let the residents see the results.
He mentioned that many new programs are implemented in the education sphere, and at the present-day stage modernization of this system is the most important.
Saakashvili cited to IRI latest research revealing Georgian community isn't ready for innovations.
"One part of the researches worried me. They confirmed that now our society isn't ready for innovations, modernization and doesn't correspond to the existing rival environment around us. And we need to work much to let Georgia be in its region like Singapore or Switzerland in their regions," the head of the state said.
In his opinion, the first thing necessary id development of education and opening all the ways and opportunities to talented people. The main tasks of the modernization he mentioned were full computerization and qualitative improvement of teaching languages, in the first line, English.
Upon his initiative, 1st form pupils will be granted not a set of books but special children's computers with educational programs. At the same age Georgian children will start learning foreign language, in most cases - English, taught by teachers from English-speaking countries.
"Computer and linguistic revolution is our task in the aspect of modernization of education system and the country in general", Saakashvili said and highlighted and said when computers appear in every family, all the families of the country will receive an opportunity to overcome poverty and improve their well-being.
At the initial stage the programs will be introduced in cities and tourist centres, and then will spread to all localities of the country.