TBILISI: Georgian Secondary School To Close In The Village Of Sameba


The Messenger, Georgia
Feb 12 2007

According to the newspaper Akhali Taoba, a Georgian secondary
school located in the village of Sameba, in Ninotsminda district of
Samtskhe-Javakheti, is on the verge of closing. Several days ago the
school’s head teacher was dismissed from his post due to conflicts
with the rest of the staff.

The school’s teachers state that they have not received the salary for
last six months, but nevertheless are not going to cancel lessons. They
add that they are afraid the school may be forced to close, leaving
them without jobs. A lack of heating in the school means they are
obliged to conduct lessons in the freezing rooms.

According to the director of Ninotsminda Educational Resource Centre,
Marina Zalalian, they were not able to provide Sameba school with
wood because of lack of finances. She says only a very small number
of children are studying in that school, and it may merge with an
Armenian school located in the neighbouring village. Sameba residents
object to this strongly.

Sameba is located on the Georgian-Armenian border, in winter it is
virtually cut off from other local towns.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS