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Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Minister of Education and OLME Talks Break Down

A normal opening of the new school year is at risk, after the fruitless meeting of the Minister of Education, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, with the board of the teachers' union OLME, which was held on August 22 at the ministry,...

Police Tear-gas Protesting Teachers

Within an atmosphere of tension teachers continue protesting outside the Ministry of Education. Teachers strongly protesting the mobility scheme invaded the courtyard of the ministry building in Maroussi, and the police who arrived on the scene started making use of...

Fewer University and Technical Institute Enrollments

The great reduction in student enrollment in the Technical Educational Institutes (TEI), which was proposed by the team of the Minister of Education and Culture, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, caused the disagreement of Deputy Minister Theodoros Papatheodorou. On June 11, Arvanitopoulos announced...

Greek Teachers To Strike During Panhellenics

The federation of secondary school teachers (OLME) has finally decided to go on a strike during the school-leaving exams which start on May 17, enet reports. OLME does not welcome the government's decision to increase teaching hours by two or...

Greek Orthodox School to Reopen on Imvros

A Greek Orthodox elementary school is about to reopen on Imvros Island, as the Minister of National Education of Turkey, Nabi Avci announced. The Ministry accepted the demand to re-open the school for the Greek minority in the same...

Greek Students Protest Education Reforms

Nearly Some 2,000 Greek university and technical college students protested outside Parliament on March 6 after Education Minister Constantinos Aravanitopoulos submitted the government’s plan for an overhaul of the system that allows students to stay in college without graduating...

Greek Education Minister Vows to Help Greek Schools Abroad

ATHENS - Greek Education Minister Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos has assured that “the education of Greek pupils living abroad will be significantly enhanced at all levels from Primary to Higher Education this coming autumn,” with a written statement he distributed to...