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Teacher Convicted of Making Students Hit Each Other

The court of Arta, Greece imposed a two-year suspended sentence on a teacher that apparently made his students slap their 8-year-old classmate. This unprecedented incident created a hurricane of reactions from the local community as well as all of Greece....

Google Promotes Internet Child Safety in Greece

Google has been promoting internet safety for children in Greece with a play called “The Internet Farm.” The play managed to tour in 10 cities where children, parents and teachers were able to learn about internet safety. In addition...

Funeral Service Education Program to be Launched in Greece

The Association of Householders' Offices of Ceremonies of Greece proposes the establishment of a funeral service education program and intends to discuss the issue with representatives from the Ministries of Education and Health as soon as possible. According to the...

Chaos Continues at Athens Universities

The situation at the University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens still remains unsettled. The two historical institutions remain closed for the 11th consecutive week, holding thousands of students and their families “hostage,” due to the...

Greek Church Interferes with School Book Contexts

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided to interfere with school book contexts, and the Ministry of Education requested an appointment between a Church representative, and the Editorial Committee of the Pedagogical Institute. According to the report by...

ODPTE Extends Strike for Another 5 Days

The Federation of Administrative Staff in Higher Education (ODPTE), announced the extension of its strike for the seventh week, until the 25th of October. In parallel, many employee unions and computer experts have revealed that the platform of the...

New Five-day Strike at Universities

The administrative employees of Greek universities are entering the fourth week of mobilizations with a new five-day strike, while university professors announced a strike for October 1 and 2. The deans, in the press release they gave, stressed that...

University Entrance Exam Results Announced

The Greek Ministry of Education announced the entrance exam results for Greek Universities. According to the data released, this year 104,988 students of secondary education participated in the exams in comparison with 116,173 students in 2012. For many faculties, the...

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,...

Entry Exam Program for Special Category Candidates

The Ministry of Education announced the entrance examination program for General Education and Orientation Courses for candidates belonging to the special category of children of Greeks living abroad, for admission to Higher Education. The exams will take place from September...