The messenger logo

Press Scanner

Compiled by Messenger Staff
Thursday, September 8
Should the Rustaveli Theatre Company stop performing?

Rezonansi writes that after dismissal of art director Robert Sturua from Rustaveli Theatre the theatre company continues to protest the decision. One part of the company thinks that beginning with the new season no new performances should be played at the theatre while others do not agree. The famous Georgian movie director Giga Lortkipanidze says that it is impossible to stop playing performances at Rustaveli Theater--I welcome any kind of protest but it is not allowed to refuse performances.

“If they do not play in a performance they will be dismissed from the theatre. I have already offered my support for Sturua but I strongly believe that the theater company should continue its performances,” Lortkipanidze says.

Historian Gia Anchabadze says that the troupe should find another way to protest. “As far as I know, Sturua will leave Georgia and continue his activities abroad. Why they want to stop performances is unclear for me,” he said.

A competition for mentoring teachers announced

The National Center for Teacher Professional Development under the Ministry of Education and Science announced a competition to name Mentor Teachers. Minister Dimitri Shashkin and the Director of National Center for Teacher Professional Development, Gia Mamulashvili, held a briefing, 24 Hours reports.

Certified teachers of Georgian Language and Literature, Math, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, English, German, French, Russian as well as teachers of primary classes and civic education are eligible to participate in the competition. Teachers must have three year's work experience either in public or private schools.

Mentor Teachers will get 160 GEL added to their monthly salary. At the same time, Mentor Teachers will be able to accumulate credits in their professional development plans.

The Mentor Teacher program has been operating for two years. This year, it was introduced in more than ten areas of Georgia. Mentor teachers now work in Tbilisi, Gori, Telavi, Akhaltsikhe, Batumi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Poti, Ozurgeti and Rustavi schools.