Maia Miminoshvili

26,000 passed university entrance exams in Georgia

By | August 24th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , |

Maia Miminoshvili, head of the National Exam Center. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–More than 26,000 candidates have been accepted as students this year, according to the head of Georgia’s National Exam Center. Maia Miminoshvili told journalists that about 35,500 entrants took their test exams this year, but 9,000 failed to pass. […]

Georgia holds national exams

By | June 26th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , |

National exams began all over Georgia on Thursday. TBILISI, DFWatch–National exams started Thursday morning all over Georgia, on three different levels of education. About 36,000 school graduates will take exams from June 26 until July 16, while 4,500 students will try to pass an ability test which will improve […]

Language exams prepare Azeri-Georgian youth for university

By | June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Minorities, Youth|Tags: , , , , |

Youth in the predominantly ethnic Azeri town Marneuli can take a one year course in Georgian language to prepare them for university. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tural is a 19 years old high school graduate who plans to go on to university and study IT. The problem is, the teaching language at university is Georgian, which he doesn’t know well enough. Like many of his peers, Tiral chose to study […]

Education system anticipating new leadership

By | October 15th, 2012|Categories: Education, News|Tags: |

Changes are expected in the education system after the new government comes to power. The national exam system may return to its previous arrangement, although nothing is yet decided, while the identity of the new minister of education is still unknown. Entrants were […]

Transparency International criticizes seizing of dishes

By | September 15th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – According to a new survey, the confiscation of a Georgian TV company’s property was illegal. Transparency International Georgia (TIG) is behind the new study, called Analysis of the ‘Pre-Election Process’. The report is based on a survey […]

Education reformer who was fired makes comeback

By | July 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An key figure in Georgia’s education reforms who was recently fired has made a comeback and launched her own consultancy to improve the education system. “We plan to provide some recommendations to the Ministry of Education and vigorously […]

Computer programmer goes missing in broad daylight

By | June 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A former employee of the Education Ministry went missing seven days ago. The disappearance happened at 2 o’ clock in the afternoon. Mamuka Jibladze (54) wrote something called the CAT algorithm for the ministry; a program for translating exam […]

Georgia’s education sector reports political harassment

By | June 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Former employees at Georgia’s education ministry are reporting about harassment and threats after they resigned in protest against the ministry’s decision to fire the head of the National Examinations Center. Almost half the employees at the exam […]

Damage control after exam center chief’s firing

By | May 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The firing of the head of the National Examinations Center is being vigorously discussed in Georgia’s social media. Some claim that authorities are using fake identities to contain the political fallout. Maya Miminoshvili was fired two days ago, two […]

Crisis continues in Georgia’s education sector

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – After dismissing the head of the national examinations center, Georgia’s education minister has hired the head of the country’s police academy to fill her position. The firing of Maya Miminoshvili has stirred emotions in Tbilisi, as many see her […]

Georgia’s education sector in crisis after ‘political’ firing

By | May 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s whole educations sector has been thrown into crisis, as right before the national tests over a third of the staff at the National Examinations Center have left their jobs in protest against the dismissal of their boss, which they believe […]