OECD praises Georgian distant education system amid coronavirus outbreak

  • “This academic semester will continue and will not be cancelled,” said Minister of Education Mikheil Chkhenkeli. Photo: skills.ge.

Agenda.ge, 6 Apr 2020 - 13:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has praised the Georgian distant education system implemented a month ago as one of the best in the world amid the coronavirus outbreak.

 Virtual classrooms have been created for all school classes and subjects…," says the report of the OECD.

The OECD highlighted the importance of the project TV School to which all students have access because it does not make use of the internet

In the framework of the project, the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) broadcasts live lessons for school children starting March 30.

Schools around the country and high educational institutions will remain closed until April 21 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photo: 1tv.ge.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said that the country’s steps taken in the education system will prevent the academic year from being lost.

The academic year will not be cancelled. Photo: 1tv.ge.

This academic semester will continue and will not be cancelled,” said Minister of Education Mikheil Chkhenkeli.

Сhkhenkeli noted that as of now there are no changes to the format and schedule of the United National Exams.

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