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Religious Studies Change in Greek Schools to Include Other Religions

The religious studies lesson in Greek schools will get a complete overhaul to include other religions as well, Education Minister Nikos Filis announced. The minister made the announcement from the Parliament floor after the vote on the new education bill. "I...

Education Ministry 'Tidies' Greek Language Schools Abroad

The Ministry of Education is forging ahead with changes to Greek language teaching abroad in an effort to find ways to cut back funds in this sector. Deputy Minister Theodosis Pelegrinis is continuing negotiations for the construction of a...

Greek Woman of 82 Gets Junior High School Diploma with Straight A's

A 82-year-old woman received a junior high school diploma with an overall grade 19.6 out of 20 from the Second Chance School in Kozani, in northern Greece. Soultana Gesou excelled in her ninth grade classes and got her diploma. During...

Greek Education on the Brink of Tragedy

The Greek education system has been hit hard by the economic crisis and is on the brink of a tragedy, according to a trade union report. According to EurActiv, the report by the General Confederation of Labour in the area...

Greece's Welfare Secretary: 200,000 Students Undernourished

Welfare Secretary General Dimitris Karellas said that one in three students goes to school hungry, announcing a program that would feed some of the children. Speaking on Mega television on Tuesday morning, Karellas said that 200,000 out of 600,000 elementary...

Healthy Food Program for Hungry Pupils in Greece

A quarter of a million school children in Greece have applied for the food aid program 'Diatrofi' (Diet) organized by the Prolepsis Institute. Athena Linou, the head of the non-governmental organization, said on Monday that half the students enrolled at...

Greek Schools Open on Friday 6,500 Teachers Short

Interim Education Minister Frosso Kiaou said on Thursday that the transitional government are doing all they can to fill the 6,500 empty teacher posts as schools open on Friday. The school period 2015-2016 starts 6,500 teachers short in primary and...

Greek Schools May Remain Closed Due to Staff Shortages

Several public schools across Greece are facing the risk of remaining closed, after September – the official back-to-school day. “Many schools will be closed on September 11,” stated on Thursday September 3 the Hellenic Primary School Teachers' Federation. “We're...

Teacher Shortages in Greek Schools Due to Lack of Funding

The new academic semester is scheduled to begin in September, however, according to a publication in the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, schools in the country will face shortages in teachers. Over the last months, no teachers have been hired permanently in...

Education Minister: Greek Schools Are 20,000 Teachers Short

Greek Education Minister Aristides Baltas said that Greek schools are about 20,000 teachers short at the moment. Speaking on national broadcaster ERT on Monday, Baltas said that the government is putting every effort so that staff shortages will be minimized when the...