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Greece extends schools and universities closure until May 10

Greece extends the closure of all educational institutions, such schools, universities and colleges, until May 10, 2020, Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced on Friday. This extension is for precautionary reasons, in line with the recommendations of the National Commission for the Protection of Public Health against COVID-19. A joint ministerial …

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“Special purpose leave” for parents when schools closed due to coronavirus

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced a government measure introduced for the time schools are closed due to coronavirus: special-purpose leave for parents. The special-purpose leave from work is for working parents with children up to 15 years old. However, not both parents can claim the leave at the same time. …

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Greece suspends educational school trips to Italy due to corona virus

Greece’s Education Ministry had suspended educational school trips to Italy after the dramatic increase of corona virus infections in the neighboring country. Returning students will no be in quarantine, because they did not visit the affected areas, is the advise by the National Health Organization (EODDY). “Students, who are already …

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Greece on high alert after corona virus outbreak in Italy

Greece’s Health Ministry is on high alert and particularly concerned after the sharp increase of corona virus infections in  Italy over the last few days. Preparing preventive measures at the gateways to neighboring country, the ministry has called for an extraordinary emergency meeting early Sunday evening. Staff of shipping companies …

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Dozens of schools and kindergartens closed in Greece due to flu

One by one municipalities in Greece have ordered primary and secondary education schools and kindergartens to close as the seasonal flu is in full peak. Dozens of schools and kindergartens have been ordered to close until the weekend, as more and more toddlers, pupils and students have been infected by …

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Flu death toll in Greece increases to 13, several schools closed

Flu death toll has increased to 13 and several schools in Kalavryta and Samothraki were closed due to increased infections among pupils and students. According to a report of the National Public Health Organization published on Thursday, 13 people have died due to complications following a flu infection since the …

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Council of State rules “religion courses in schools only for Greek-Orthodox students”

The Council of State ruled on Friday that religion courses in primary and secondary education schools are exclusively “Greek-Orthodox.” The ruling cancels the previous content of religious books as it was decided by SYRIZA Education Minister Kostas Gavroglou and leads to re-writing of thousands of books. The Plenary of the …

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Education Ministry ends recording pupils’ faith and nationality

The Greek Education Ministry decided to comply with EU laws and it will end the practice of schools keeping records of the pupil’s faith and nationality on secondary education school diplomas and the ministry’s website “myschool.” The Ministry’s decision published on Tuesday comes two weeks after the Greek Data Protection …

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Politicians flock to schools for the traditional religious blessing

Politicians flocked to primary and secondary education schools on Wednesday morning and participated in the tradition of religious blessing marking the launch of the new school year. The President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, ministers and deputy ministers, they all showed their presence to pupils across the country. Prime …

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Greek Education Ministry bans mobile phones in schools

Greece’s Education Ministry bans mobile phones in primary and secondary education schools and the operation of security cameras during school working hours. According to a circular issued by Education Minister, Kostas, Gavroglou, teachers will be allow to carry mobile phones only for teaching purposes. The ministry prohibits the use of …

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Education Ministry seeks protection behind metal sheets but angry students….

High school students protesting outside the Education Ministry? “No, thanks!” said minister Kostas Gavroglou and barricaded the building gates and doors with metal sheets. Minister Gavroglou could not see the protesters and the protesters were hindered into looking inside the ministry.   However, the angry students were not bothered by …

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Florina: No money for heating oil in primary schools, pupils freeze

Hundreds of elementary school students in Florina have been siting in ice cold class rooms. They wear their coats, their woolen scarves and caps on and struggle to come through the school hours that have turned in to a torture. Reason: lack of funds means no heating oil. So the …

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