Foreign citizens exempt from tuition fees for Georgian schools
Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept.16
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia's Constitutional Court has adopted a decision to exempt foreign citizens from the tuition fees for the country's schools.
Under the new decision, starting from the new academic year, up to 400 pupils who are the citizens of foreign countries, will be exempt from the tuition fees for Georgia's schools.
This initiative was put forward by Georgian Young Lawyers Association non-governmental organization, which represents the interests of six foreign schoolchildren.
The NGO representatives stressed that the payment of the tuition fee for Georgian schools by foreign citizens contradicts with the Article 14 of Georgia's constitution, which envisages everybody's equality before the law.
The new academic year in Georgian schools began on Sept.15.