Georgia, Tbilisi, July 23 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia's educational system is lacking and must be modernized, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said today during a meeting at the Education Ministry.
Saakashvili stressed the need to immerse students in technical and technological subjects.
"The Georgian people have a knack for engineering sciences," he said. "The fact that a significant part of Russia's missile system was made by Georgians is a clear example."
The president added that a science- and technology-based educational system helped both China and Singapore develop their economies.
"Reforms are like a bicycle," he said. "If you let go of the pedal, you fall. We were very content at one point with having unified national examinations, so we lost sight of some important issues that must be solved."