Soldiers will run a school course on defence initiated by Georgian Education Ministry

The textbook for the new subject also covers the events of the Russia-Georgia 2008 war. Photo: Defence Ministry press office., 06 Dec 2018 - 14:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport says that a new elective course ‘Defence and Security’ will be introduced for 10th-graders in several Georgian public schools as a pilot project. The course will be taught by servicemen.

The textbook for the new subject has already been drafted by the Georgian Defence Ministry.

A separate section of the book is about the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.

The ministry says that the aim of the course will be to  popularize the army among the young generation and to develop  their sense of patriotism.

Soldiers have been chosen to teach the course and they have already undergone  training for this,” the ministry says.

The pilot project will be introduced in 10-20 schools in  Tbilisi and the regions from the second semester of the academic year.