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Discussion on opening lower school grades to be held after Easter, says Education Minister

Greece’s Education Minister said on Wednesday that discussion about in-person classes in primary schools and the lower grades of secondary school will be on the table after Easter. Speaking to public broadcaster ERT TV, minister Niki Kerameos said that the epidemiologists’ committee advising the government has not made any proposal …

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Greece shuts down primary schools, kindergartens Nov 16-30

Greece will shut down primary schools, kindergartens and nursing schools for two weeks starting on Monday, November 16, 2020, authorities announced Saturday noon. Operation of special schools will continue. The government insists that the closure is not due to spread of the coronavirus among the school children but in order …

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2 masks, 1 flask: Greece’s half-measures for students’ protection

One thing is certain from the Education Minister’s announcements about the opening of schools: the complete lack of serious government planning to protect the health of students and teachers. Wish list and half-measures The previous certainty that the schools will open on September 7 has been replaced by the wiser …

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Schools opening to be decided on Sept 1, says Education Minister

Teachers will return to schools on September 1, while classes are so far scheduled to begin on September 7, Education & Religion Minister Niki Kerameos said on Monday. She added however that the final decision on restarting classes will be announced on September 1, after families have returned from holidays …

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Personal Data Authority rules “register students’ religion is unconstitutional”

The Greek Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (ASCPS) ruled on Wednesday that the inclusion of religion and citizenship in primary and secondary school registries and degrees as well as the requirement for a negative registration are contrary to the Constitution, the ECHR and European legislation. The registration of …

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“Religious courses should be more attractive to pupils,” says Education Minister

Minister of Education & Religion Niki Kerameos seem to have a top priority: to make religious courses more attractive to school children. “There are two decisions of the Council of State from 2018 that have ruled the studies program is  unconstitutional. Of course, our duty is to apply the decisions …

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Education Minister on abolition of University Asylum: “With a phone call by a citizen police…”

“With a single phone call by a citizen or a student, police can enter universities and uni campus,” Education Minister Niki Kerameos said on Tuesday about the hot potato of the so-called  “university asylum” the new conservative government wants to abolish. Speaking to private ANT1 TV on Tuesday morning, Kerameos …

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