Innovative educational project Digital University for convicts starts in Georgia

A digital learning platform Digital University for convicts in correctional institutions has been launched for the first time in Georgia, allowing convicted students to receive comprehensive higher education remotely, attend lectures online and communicate directly and interactively with lecturers, the Justice Ministry said on Saturday With .

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The platform, which includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from authorized universities in Georgia, was implemented in cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Education. At the initial stage, the project was launched in Penitentiary No. 16, where Minister of Justice Rati Bregadze and Minister of Education Mikheil Chkhenkeli got acquainted with the training process, and also visited the vocational employment and vocational training rooms for convicts.

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The ministry said the Digital University will make education “even more accessible” for convicts, increase the “quality and efficiency” of teaching, and contribute to the rehabilitation and resocialization process of convicts, just as academic training in correctional facilities had previously been conducted only on Correspondence was used and the students were not given the opportunity to communicate directly with the lecturers.