Disinfo: Georgian Ministry of Education authorized Arabic language teaching in schools


The Ministry of Education of Georgia had already authorized the teaching of Arabic language in the first grade, said a presidential candidate from a political union Free Georgia..


No evidence given.

According to Mythdetector, the schools in Georgia are obliged to carry out general education activities with the certified textbooks. Based on the Decision of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia from August 1, 2018, six textbooks were certified for the first graders. Out of those six, none is written in Arabic.

There is only one page in one of the books for the first graders, which mentions Arabic language, together with five other languages, to illustrate different writing systems.

Further debunking by Mythdetector.


  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: education, Muslim/Islam, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: Local broadcaster


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