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Coronavirus Cases on the Rise in Greece Due to Mandatory Self Tests

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Greece as high school students and teachers are required to take self-tests for the virus twice a week.

Large Percentage of Greek High School Students Graduate Lacking Essential Life Skills

Many Greek high schools students graduate practically illiterate in regards to basic life skills, much less skills that would place them in the job market, according to a new report by the Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary...

Greek Education Minster Plans System Reform, Rejects Military High Schools

Greek Education Minister Nikos Filis inaugurated the first formal National and Social Dialogue Committee for Education on Monday morning, outlining the ministry's reform agenda. Among the reforms Filis wants to implement is a 14 year mandatory school attendance scheme, including the two...

Students Awarded For Excellence in Ancient and Modern Greek Tests

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria presented awards to the students who excelled in Modern Greek and Ancient Greek in Australia's Victorian Certificate of Education test for 2015. The VCE is the test high school students take to claim their diploma. The...

High School Students Rejoice as 'Bank of Exam Topics' Is Abolished

The new ministry of education has decided to abolish the so-called "Bank of Topics" from secondary education, starting from the May-June 2015 examination period. The “bank” required high schools to give 50 percent of marks from exam questions submitted by...

Samurai Sword Attack at High School Leaves 2 Injured

An 18-year-old pupil of Polish origins was arrested today after entering a high school in Maroussi, Athens, wielding a replica samurai sword. The attacker hurt two members of staff, according to police reports. The sword had an 80-centimetre long blade,...

Greek Student Occupations Keep High Schools Closed

ATHENS – The school year began Sept. 12, but continued sit-ins and occupations by students protesting the failure of the government to provide textbooks and a host of other grievances have shuttered some 580 high schools, idling teachers and...