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Scrapping of Latin Brings to Light the Chronic Problem of Greece's Education Ministry

Greek Education Minister Costas Gavroglou has once again become the epicenter of controversy after Monday's announcement that he intends to get rid of Latin from the school curriculum and replace it with Sociology. First it was the Philosophy School of the...

Greek Government Attacks Court Decision on Religion Lessons

The Greek government has launched an attack on the Council of State after this week's decision that changes in grade-school religion lessons are unconstitutional. The decision concerns policy changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis. The Church of Greece...

Distribution of Scholarly Books Suspended as Greek Education Ministry Delays Payment

The Association of Scientific Book Publishers decided to suspend the distribution of scholarly books to university students for the 2017-2018 academic due to the delay of payment from the Education Ministry. Each year, scholarly books and textbooks are given to higher...

Deputy Education Minister Compares Greece to India, Justifies Young Students Going Abroad

It's not the first time that Deputy Education Minister Kostas Zouraris has made controversial comments about the state of the country. The academic and Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP admitted the country's dire straits, in an edgy interview. Talking to SKAI...

Greek Education Minister Speaks of Abolishing University Entry Exams, Again

"We will not retract the reform," said Education Minister Costas Gavroglou, referring to an earlier statement that the university entry examinations will be abolished. While a few days ago Gavroglou had stated that the university entry exam system will not...

Greek Education Ministry: University Entry Exams Not Abolished

Despite earlier announcements by Education Minister Kostas Gavroglou for the abolition of the Pan-Hellenic Examinations for entering Greek higher education institutions, Greek students will continue to have entry exams. The Greek government's pledge for free access of all Greek students...

Greek Education Ministry to Abolish 'Conduct' Grading in Schools

Twenty-eight Syriza MPs have proposed that the "decent conduct" grading of students who deviate from proper behavior should be abolished, with the education minister agreeing to the new measure. Under Presidential Decree 104 of 1979, the conduct of students when...

Number of 'Eternal Students' in Greek Universities and Colleges Doubles

The number of the so-called eternal students in Greek universities and technical colleges has doubled since 2003, while one in ten graduates migrates, according to Ministry of Education figures. The Greek Ministry of Education conducted a study in order to...

Greek Education Ministry to Change Religion Lessons as of September

The Greek Ministry of Education has decided to change the lesson of Religion in the new school year, according to a Proto Thema website report. The decision comes after the recent clash between previous education minister Nikos Filis and the...

Refugees Attending School Expected to Reach 10,000 in February

About 500 refugee children attended classes in 20 schools across the country on the first day the Greek government program back in October and the numbers have been increasing exponentially.  The Greek government is aiming for more than 10,000...