TBILISI, DFWatch – Youth who are sentenced to administrative detention in Georgia will be guaranteed that they will be able to register as a university student while serving time.
This has been decided by the Georgian interior minister’s in a decree, effective from January 1, 2012.
According to the decree, a person sentenced to administrative detention has a right to register for higher education by the rules prescribed by the Ministry of Education and Science regarding continuation of education and participation in unified national exams. This should happen by submitting written application.
On examination day, the applicant will be transferred from the place of detention to the appropriate exam center, accompanied by an escort.
According to the decree, a person sentenced to administrative detention will be provided with the conditions to continue his or her general education program. It’s prohibited to prevent detainees from having access to school textbooks and other things, except for reasons of security or other urgent concern.