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Georgian Prime Minister is grateful to Education Minister for free textbooks2013-04-11 13:51
Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili has expressed gratitude to the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili for the decision to distribute textbooks in schools in Georgia for free, the News-Georgia reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Thank to the Minister of Education, it was a gift personally for me, a gift to the entire population of Georgia... For about 90% of population this will be a big help," said Ivanishvili.
He stressed that the Ministry of Education has addressed the issue without requiring additional money from the budget.
Recall, on April 8, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili stated that since 2013-2014 school year, school textbooks in the country will be distributed free of charge. "As a result, parents will be able to save 150-200 lari," he said.
"We consider this an obligation to be performed by the state. According to the Constitution of Georgia, the secondary education in the school is free. Parents of 650,000 students now do not have to spend all the money for the purchase of textbooks," said the Minister.