LEPL Zurab Zhvania School of Public Administration of Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
LEPL Zurab Zhvania School of Public Administration was founded on June 10, 2005. In accordance with the Decree N476 of the President of Georgia, the school was established as a legal entity under the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia. The school aims at filling in the qualified staff shortage in local self-government and state entities by implementing educational and practical programs, as well as supporting the integration of representatives of national minorities who live in densely populated mountainous regions. One of the main tasks of the school is to increase the qualification and professionalism of public and local-self government employees. It also provides service for mountainous regions densely populated by national minorities to increase their proficiency in state language and raise their civic education level. 11 regional educational centers in Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kakheti regions are used to offer "State Language Program" to interested individuals.
Since 2014, the school has been delivering new educational programs: "Public Administration Program" and "State Language and Integration Program".
In 2019, Zhvania School started implementation of new accredited programs, ensured new modern technology use in line with international teaching standards, organized various educational processes, cooperated with local and foreign educational and research institutes, organized seminars, conferences and events to raise public awareness.
The school constantly improves the effectiveness of its performance, offers high-quality service to beneficiaries, thereby meeting the international quality requirements.
In December 2018, Zurab Zhvania School of Public Administration received ISO 9001:2015 certificate of compliance with international standards, which is valid till the end of 2021.
Main tasks and goals of the school:
- Overcoming staff shortages in state and local administrative fields in various regions of Georgia;
- Supporting the integration of national minorities living in mountainous regions and other densely populated areas (by national minorities) of Georgia into united state space;
- Increasing level of qualification of public employees working in state or local-self government bodies, setting them up as professionals;
- Providing state language tuition and civic education to national minorities living in mountainous regions and other areas densely populated areas by them;
- Promotion of public service.