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The Education Prizes of the President's Cultural Foundation to be handed over on October 8

President Arnold Rüütel at 16:00 pm on October 8 at Kadriorg will hand over this year's Education Prizes. The Board of the President's Cultural Foundation from among 35 candidates selected three Education Prize recipients.

The Education Prize 2003 to the amount of 50,000 kroons went to Tarmo Kerstna, teacher-methodologist at the Upper Secondary School of Ülenurme, for his outstanding work in the field of education organisation; to the amount of 30,000 kroons to Kersti Nigesen, head of the educational establishment "Collegium Educationis Revaliae", for having created a new type of educational establishment and a unique educational model; and to the amount of 20,000 kroons to Professor Martin Ehala, Chair-holder at the Pedagogical University of Tallinn and author of teaching materials for upper secondary schools.

The Education Prize established this year is awarded to educators at all levels having distinguished themselves by professional excellence in Estonian educational life as teachers, university teachers, leaders or employees of educational establishments, authors of textbooks or methodological materials, as well as initiators and implementers of practical educational innovations, or as education officials who have developed education policy.

The Education Prize is funded by Hansapank.

Office of the President
Kadriorg, October 5, 2003

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