A total of ₾1 billion ($354 mln) will be spent on construction and renovation of 800 schools in Georgia over the next four years, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced on Monday.
Garibashvili said a tender for the construction of 80 public schools and renovation of 320 old ones would be announced between September-October, while further tenders for renovating the remaining 400 would be launched between 2023-2024.
"We are now working on a similar project for the kindergartens [and we] want to announce a new programme. You know that kindergartens in many municipalities and villages are in terrible condition”, the PM noted.
“In addition to the schools, it is important to have European-standard kindergartens as well, so that our children grow up in decent conditions starting from kindergarten, in school and then in higher education", Garibashvili said.
The Government head added a programme for renovation of kindergartens would be announced in "coming weeks".
In addition, the Government has today approved the unified national strategy of education and science for 2022-2030 and the action plan of the same strategy for 2022-2024. The document takes into account the goals of sustainable development and aims to contribute to strengthening the results achieved within the current education reform.