Georgian government abolishes Armenian history lessons at schools - agency

Noyan Tapan news agency, Yerevan
28 Sep 04

Akhalkalaki, 28 September: Under a decision of the Georgian Education
[and Science] Ministry, optional lessons have been removed from
the curriculum beginning this academic year. As A-Info news agency
reports, this has caused anxiety in the Javakhk schools [in Georgia's
Armenian-populated Samtskhe-Javakheti Region].

The problem is that Armenian history lessons are not included in
the curriculum, and Armenian history is taught there as optional
lessons. In fact, since optional lessons have been abolished, Armenian
pupils have been deprived of an opportunity to learn the history of
their ancestors.