"Our ambition is to develop a world-class higher education system in Georgian universities. Universities that meet these high academic standards will receive permission," said Education Minister Mikheil Chkhenkeli.
This year, 26 universities will have their teaching quality standards confirmed or invalidated. In addition to Georgian specialists, European experts are involved in this certification and authorisation process. The checks, which have not been scheduled, will therefore continue. Already, three universities in Georgia have been revoked their teaching permits.
"We are also working on revising the financial model for higher education," said the Minister.
"We are negotiating with the World Bank on the financing needed to significantly develop our education sector. We pay particular attention to distance education. The French-Georgian university will soon be operational," stressed Mikheil Chkhenkeli.