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Greek Government To Stop Documenting Students' Citizenship and Religion

The Greek Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday that from now on, all diplomas issued by the country's secondary schools will include neither the citizenship nor the religious affiliation of the students. This comes as a result of a recent...

Police, Students Violently Clash in Central Athens

Student demonstrators opposing reforms to Greek secondary education clashed with police in central Athens on Monday. Police fired tear gas at protesters who were hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks in Syntagma Square, opposite the Greek Parliament. There are no reports of...

Education Ministry Abolishes High School Trips Abroad

                            (Education Minister Costas Gavroglou) Greece's Ministry of Education has decided that, secondary school student trips abroad in the framework of programs of environmental and cultural character,...

Opposition Slams Gov't over Back and Forth regarding University Entrance Exams

Education Minister Costas Gavroglou and the Greek government overall came under fire from the main opposition for going back and forth on the issue of university entrance examinations. On Thursday, when the results of the nationwide examinations were released by...

University Entrance Exams Results for 104,965 Greek Students Released

Greece's Ministry of Education on Thursday put an end to the suspense and worry of over 100,000 families by releasing the results of the nationwide university entrance exams, in which 104,965 high school graduates took part. The eagerly-awaited results with...

Luck, not Performance to Determine Flag-Bearers in Greek Schools

In a surprise move the Syriza-led government has reversed the years-long practice in Greek primary schools according to which flag-bearers in school parades in both National Days (March 25, October 28) were determined by their school performance. Instead, the Ministry...

Thessaloniki University Students Decry Repeated Criminal Activities on Campus

Students of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki have sent an official letter of complaint to the university dean and faculty demanding action against criminality on campus. The letter was signed by 471 undergraduate and graduate students and speaks of conditions...

New Education Ministry Bill Brings Greek Universities Back to 1982

Protection of the university asylum and the participation of students' representatives in the governing bodies of universities and the appointment of Rectorate Councils by the education ministry are included in the new bill on higher education drafted by the...

Greek Philologists Criticize Education Ministry for Biased History Books

The Pan-Hellenic Association of Philologists (PEF) is criticizing the Ministry of Education and especially the Institute for Educational Policy (IEP), stressing that the new history books are biased and subjective. As the statement of PEF explains, the proposed IEP project...

Greek PM Announces Changes in Education System

"We believe that all Greek people have the right to a modern public education system," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said upon visiting the Ministry of Education. The prime minister visited the ministry in order to announce the changes in the...