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Thursday, September 12
Nine new schools to be built in Georgian regions

Liberali reports that the Educational and Scientific Development Agency of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia will ensure construction of nine new schools that will be built in Georgia's regions.

Minister of Education and Science, Tamar Sanikidze, and the Head of the agency, Gigi Umekashvili, summarized the activities in this direction and defined the further steps.

Project activities for constructing the schools in Lambalo, Samghereti and Akhali Dioknisi have been finished, while preparatory activities are underway at the six other schools.

The construction of schools is scheduled to start by the end of November, 2013 and will last for around a year.

According to the plan, the schools of Tsilkani, Mukhrani and Abano will receive students from next academic year, while construction of the schools in Akhali Dioknisi, Saghereti, Sadguri Sviri and Tsipnari will be finished by the end of November, 2014. Due to the scale of construction of the Lambalo public school, the process is supposed to last for a year and a half.

Sturua recommends Sakvarelidze as Director of Rustaveli Theatre

Netgazeti reports that the Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Guram Odisharia, has signed the document about appointing the former Director of the Opera and Ballet Theatre, Davit Sakvarelidze, as the new director of Rustaveli Theatre. However, Sakvarelidze refuses to hold the post.

Minister Odisharia, who has already signed the document, said the Artistic Director of Rustaveli Theatre, Robert Sturua, has sent him a letter requesting the appointment of Sakvarelidze as the director of the theatre. Odisharia said Sturua trusts Sakvarelidze, while they trust Sturua. “We also know that Sakvarelidze is a professional,” the Minister said in an interview with Rustavi 2 TV company.

He also explained that the reason for dismissing Sakvarelidze from the previous post was caused by certain mistakes made by management that was not only Sakvarelidze’s fault. He said Sakvarelidze was not really removed, but rather he quit upon his own decision.

Sakvarelidze welcomed the fact that Sturua had positively evaluated his experience and offered his candidacy to the ministry. However, he found it difficult to agree on the proposal at present. Sakvarelidze who is currently abroad, said he will return to Georgia in October and discuss his plans then.