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The President of Republic's Cultural Foundation to award three Education Prizes

President Arnold Rüütel will hand over the President of Republic's Cultural Foundation's Education Prizes at 11 am on October 5, at Kadriorg. This year three laureates were selected from among 19 nominees.

The Education Prize 2005 to the amount of 50,000 kroons went to Lauri Leesi, Director of Tallinn French Lyceum; to the amount of 30,000 kroons to Professor Emeritus Inge Unt, an active member of the Council of the Institute of Educational Research, and the Head of Didactics Section; to the amount of 20,000 kroons to Evald Laprik, a highly recognised educational leader, a founding member of the Estonian School Leaders Association.

The Educational Prize was established in 2003 and is awarded to educators at all levels who have distinguished themselves by professional excellence in Estonian educational life as teachers, university teachers, leaders or employees of educational institutions, authors of textbooks or methodological materials, as well as initiators and implementers of practical educational innovations, or as education officials participating in the development of education policy

The Education Prize is funded by Hansapank.

Public Relations Unit of the Office of the President
Kadriorg, October 4, 2005

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