Education and Science Committee Accomplished Verbal Hearings within Thematic Inquiry on Access to Quality Education for Ethnic Minorities
The Thematic Inquiry Group at Education and Science Committee accomplished the verbal hearings on access to quality education for ethnic minorities.
The members of the group discussed the challenges and resolutions for accessing quality education for ethnic minorities at different levels of education, with a particular attention attached to the importance of developing a unified education policy in the referred direction.
"Within the framework of the thematic inquiry, we met with representatives of the civil society working with ethnic minorities. We heard the existing challenges at the pre-school, general, professional and higher education levels. Our goal is to identify all the existing difficulties and determine the appropriate recommendations to make learning the Georgian language more accessible at all levels”, - Giorgi Amilakhvari, the Chairman of the Education and Science Committee, stated.
According to Khatuna Kvitsiani, the keynote speaker of the thematic inquiry group, the report of the research will be available to all interested persons in September.
"The last verbal hearing was held as part of the thematic inquiry, where the representatives of the civil sector and non-governmental organizations shared their opinions with us. The priority of the Parliament and the state of Georgia is the integration of ethnic minorities and access to quality education. In September, the concluding report will be available to all interested parties with the recommendations developed to reflect the existing challenges. We will be actively involved in the implementation of the recommendations", - Khatuna Kvitsiani stated.
The thematic inquiry has been ongoing over the course of two months and is being carried out with the financial support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the UK aid of the Great Britain government.