Opposition: the giving out of netbooks to Georgian students is a corruption step
Representatives of the Georgian Labor Party said that the initiative of the country's authorities to give out netbooks to first-grade students has openly corrupt nature.
As reported by "Medianews", ideological party secretary Kakha Dzagania argues that when a student gets a netbook, his parents are forced to sign a document that in the case of damaging of netbook, family of this student will have to pay a fine, which is many times greater than the cost of the netbook. According to the opposition leader, the real price of the gadget is GEL 100 and the fine may be GEL 700.
"After 4 years even the most high-quality computer can go out of order, but they demand the children to give back unharmed computers. All of this is part of a corrupt deal. As you can see, parents forced to pay 700 GEL for 100-lari computers. In addition, contract does not specify damages in case of which the parents have to pay a fine of 700 lari"- said Dzagania.
"We call on mediators of darkness, Saakashvili and Shashkin, to stop compress anti-educational mites on parents and their children. You, pests, leave the children alone, stop getting rich at their expense and give them the opportunity to learn for free" - he added.
Earlier it was reported that about 60 000 first-graders in the new academic year will receive netbooks as gift of the Georgian state. These are the conditions of the special program implemented in Georgia by the President. The purpose of the program is to introduce international standards to the education system, as well as integration into the international educational space.
Computers for first-graders have been developed in collaboration with Intel. Netbooks will be made on a computer factory which recently began working in the country. The official opening ceremony of the plant was held on July 25.
Various educational programs and training and educational games were loaded into netbooks.