South Ossetia transfers its schools to Russian language
Beginning from the new academic year, Georgian schools in South Ossetia, the territory that declared independence from Georgia in 1991, are shifting to the Russian educational program and will teach courses using the Russian language. The Georgian language will be taught to schoolchildren only as a particular subject, BBC News reports.
The affected Georgian schools, most of which are located in the Akhalgori district, were formerly controlled by Tbilisi before the 2008 war.
The authorities of the breakaway republic say that starting from September, the changes will apply only to the elementary schools and that it will be beneficial for the students …read more