YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 24, ARMENPRESS: Armenian education and science ministry will train some 150 teachers of Armenian schools in Georgia together with its Georgian counterpart. Tamara Zalinian from the Armenian ministry’s department handling joint projects with Diaspora Armenian educational establishments, told Armenpress teachers from predominantly Armenian-populated region of Samtskhe Javakhk will be trained in Akhalkalaki and teachers from other regions in Tbilisi. In Akhalkalaki alone there are 68 Armenian schools and 1500 teachers.
Tamara Zalinian did not confirm a statement by Georgian education ministry official that a joint team of Armenian and Georgian experts would work to develop a textbook book on Armenian history. The official had earlier said teaching Armenian history in Georgian Armenian school would become mandatory after the joint commission approved its text.