Starting from September 2015, the Abkhaz administration in the so-called “lower zone” of Gali district changed the language of education in the primary classes (I-IV classes) of all 11 Georgian schools to Russian and reduced weekly hours of Georgian language even further. According to this plan, all following classes will continue studying on Russian and if this does not change, the last Georgian-speaking class on the territory of Abkhazia will graduate in 2022.
The given document's goal is to highlight the severity of the existing problem, on the one hand, and to support the respective branches of the Government to find a solution, on the other hand. The reaerch will closely overview the state policy in Gali district in relation to the existing education institutions. It also concerns programs of certain ministries and departments and offers recommendations to them with the aim of improving their activities.