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Modernisation means education, President tells students

By Lia Bezhanishvili
Monday, July 19
The Georgian President discussed ongoing legal and political reforms at a meeting with participants of the Constitutional Court Summer School in Batumi on July 18. Saakashvili also answered questions from the students.

“Georgia’s relative advantage today is proving the irrevocability of the ongoing reforms in the country, as is becoming one of the top ten countries in terms of business climate. If we have educated staff in the country, if we have the right people, this also gives us an advantage over other countries. Therefore education is now the main priority in Georgia," The President said.

"I can cite as an example Singapore. Singapore once had significantly worse living conditions than Tanzania, it was in absolute poverty, but now Singapore is the most developed country in the world. It liberalised its economy and made education its main priority. If we do not do this, we will not achieve anything. Education is a significant part of modernisation. We should be patriots of our country,” stated Saakashvili.

After the meeting Chair of the Constitutional Court Giorgi Papuashvili gave certificates and gifts to the graduates of the Summer School. About 30 students of law faculties of various Georgian universities attended this two week course.