Launch of an innovative digital university educational project for convicts in Georgia
A digital learning platform for convicts in correctional institutions has been launched for the first time in Georgia, allowing convict students to receive comprehensive higher education remotely, attend online lectures and have communication direct and interactive with the speakers, the Ministry of Justice announced on Saturday. .
Photo: Ministry of Justice/Facebook
The platform, which includes undergraduate and master’s degrees from accredited universities in Georgia, was implemented in cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Education. At the initial stage, the project was launched at penitentiary institution No. 16, where Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze and Minister of Education Mikheil Chkhenkeli got acquainted with the training process, while visiting the prison spaces. employment and vocational training for convicts.
Photo: Ministry of Justice
The ministry said the Digital University would make education “even more” accessible to convicts, increase the “quality and efficiency” of teaching and contribute to the process of rehabilitation and resocialization of convicts, as before the academic education in penal institutions. only by correspondence and the students had not had the possibility of communicating directly with the professors.