The Committee discussed and supported the Bill on Higher Education aiming at facilitation to financing for the foreign citizens with the compatriot status and provision of socio-economic situation of Georgian population.
The Committee discussed with the III reading the Bill on Vocational Education. According to the Deputy Education Minister, Teimuraz Murgulia, the Bill meets the compliance with European educational system and socio-economic development priorities, stipulates the universal right without discrimination to enjoy the vocational education.
The Bill dissociates profession standards and education standards and is based on inclusiveness principle creating the solid basis for inclusive vocational education. The change to the law envisages creation of the vocational training and couching system through the capacities of the Universities, as well as rich experience of informal education sector.
According to Mariam Jashi, the package is of utmost importance to be soon finalized for the national educational system and our international partners with which we plan the bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
The Committee considered with the III reading the Bill on Development of Education Quality and envisages the regulations in relation with the national qualification framework and teaching classificatory.
“The Bill facilitates to better integration of our higher education to the European system and harmonization with the classificatory framework offered under the EU recommendations. Thus, we accomplish a very important stage as in the course of authorization so in terms of quality development”, - M. Jashi noted.
The Committee considered with the I reading and approved the Bill on Personal Data Protection aiming at determination of capacity of surveillance system upon examinations.
The Committee considered the Bill by Emzar Kvitsiani on organic law on Labor Code. August 12, 1121 – Didgori Victory Day shall be declared the day-off. “The most important victory gained by David the Builder on Didgori Valley is the symbol of Georgian state and the National Victory Day. This day shall be declared the day-off in terms of increase of statehood and national self-concept amongst the society”, - E. Kvitsiani noted.
The Parliament has already considered the similar initiative by Nukri Kantaria. According to the Head of the Committee Staff, Otar Bezhitashvili, in terms of legal technique and in line with the Rules of Procedure, if two similar Bills are submitted, the one is passed with is earlier approved with the III reading.
The Committee discussed the Bill by Nugzar Kereselidze on Higher Education aiming at elimination of confrontation emerged in the law as a result of amendments 2013. The change legalized increased standard of the assistant professor and hence, the rights shall as well be increased. The Committee rejected the Bill and considered the Bill by GYLA on Tax Code.
According to the GYLA President, Archil Kaikatsishvili, the Bill aims at creation of preferential financial milieu for the students and encouragement of unemployed students through untaxed salaries.
“Any initiative facilitating to the students, especially in terms of financial accessibility to education will be hailed. We shall actively cooperate with the private sector to trigger the long-term preferential students’ loan mechanisms to prevent problems of the students and to allow them refund the loan when employed”, - M. Jashi noted.