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PM (left) replaced Education Minister Tamar Sanikidze by Aleksandre Jejelava (center) (Facebook)

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili Friday announced resignation of the Minister of Education and Science, Tamar Sanikidze, and introduced a new candidate to the post, Aleksandre Jejelava, the Chairman of Management Academy.

Kvirikashvili thanked Sanikidze for the reforms carried out in education system and said she wouldn’t leave Georgian Dream.

“She remains in the team and will carry on her duties with a different, very important mandate,” Kvirikashvili said. He didn’t clarify the ‘new mandate’ of the ex-minister.

Kvirikashvili explained that Aleksandre Jejelava had 20 year experience in management, information technologies, innovations and education sector.

“Batoni Aleksandre has remarkable vision for the future development of education. Recently we’ve had discussions with him and I thought it’s necessary to introduce him on position of the Education Minister,” Kvirikashvili remarked.

Sanikidze was appointed as a Minister of Education in July, 2013. She replaced Giorgi Margvelashvili on this position. Before her appointment, she was a deputy education minister.

Aleksandre Jejelava has a master’s in mathematics, a master’s in general management and title of project management professional (PMP).