The Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport says that a new elective course ‘Defence and Security’ will be introduced for 10th-graders in several Georgian public schools as a pilot project. The course will be taught by servicemen, Trend reports referring to Agenda.ge.
The textbook for the new subject has already been drafted by the Georgian Defence Ministry.
A separate section of the book is about the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
The ministry says that the aim of the course will be to popularize the army among the young generation and to develop their sense of patriotism.
Soldiers have been chosen to teach the course and they have already undergone training for this,” the ministry says.
The pilot project will be introduced in 10-20 schools in Tbilisi and the regions from the second semester of the academic year.