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Education Ministry to Put Turkish Language Lessons in Thrace Kindergartens

A new Greek Ministry of Education program provides for the teaching of the Turkish language in kindergartens for the Muslim minorities in Thrace, according to a Proto Thema report. President of the Institute for Educational Policy Gerasimos Kouzelis said that the...

New Greek Education Bill Passes Amid Reactions

The new Ministry of Education bill passed in Greek Parliament on Wednesday evening with the votes of SYRIZA and Independent Greeks MPs, amid reactions from opposition parties. New Democracy and Golden Dawn lawmakers voted against the bill, while the Greek...

Change in Education Ministry Name to Allegedly Cost 800,000 Euros – Ministry Refutes Claim

The Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Religion was renamed the Ministry of Education, Research and Religion during the formation of the new Greek government. This simple change will allegedly cost a lot more than one would imagine. An article...

Changes in Greek University Transfers and Entry Exams Have Students and Parents Pulling Their Hair, Again

Tertiary student transfers from one institution to another for the 2013-2014 academic year have been deemed unconstitutional by the Council of State, meaning that transferred students must return to their original school. Meanwhile the Education Minister has declared changes...

Controversial Artwork to be Removed from 5th Grade Textbook

The controversial artwork of a blender full of female naked bodies will be removed from a 5th grade textbook after media uproar and parent complaints. The illustration is found on page 19 of a physics textbook under the section of...

Greek Education Minister to Ask for Volunteer Teachers

Greek Minister of Education Andreas Loverdos is considering asking for volunteer teachers to fill the 1,100 empty slots in Greece's public schools, according to a report in Proto Thema newspaper. Ministry officials claim that the shortage of teachers in several elementary...

Seven Greek Teachers Charged For Child Pornography Possession

Seven Greek teachers – four in Athens, three from other parts of the country – have been arrested by the Electronic Crime Unit on charges related to child pornography possession. Education Minister Andreas Loverdos has requested their names from the Unit head, Manolis...

School Year Starts Today in Greece

The school year for primary and secondary students starts today across Greece. Priests and politicians visit schools for the ceremonious first-day holy blessing event. Students will receive their books and meet their teachers. However, this school year starts with a shortage...

IEK DOMI Shuts Down for €2 Million IKA Debt

The closing of educational group IEK DOMI due to 2 million euros in outstanding debt towards social security fund IKA was announced yesterday by Education Minister Andreas Loverdos, in a joint press conference with IKA head Rovertos Spyropoulos. According to Spyropoulos, the total...

Education Ministry Presents Program for Expat and Foreign Students

The Greek Ministry of Education has launched a video creation competition for expat and foreign students, entitled "Good morning-One day in your town-Greece and you". The competition aims to bring Greek students who live abroad closer to Greece, as well...