The Georgian Ministry of Education will allow the parents of school students to choose between in-person and online studies starting February 1.
The decision will apply to the following cities: Zugdidi, Telavi, Zestafoni, Gardabani, Poti, Marneuli, Batumi, Kobuleti and Gori.
If teachers have to conduct additional online classes, they will receive additional compensation,” says the ministry.
Parents which want their children to continue remote learning have to make it clear to the school administration and register.
All the schools which continue in-person studies starting February 1 will test a minimum 20 per cent of their teachers and administrative personnel for coronavirus regularly once every two weeks.
Starting February 1, schools open their doors for students throughout Georgia except Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Rustavi. In these cities schools will open if the community transmission rate of coronavirus will decrease to four per cent over seven days.