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Racist students with hoods drag 14-year-old pupil out of classroom in Central Greece

A 14-year-old student fell victim of an unprecedented and horrifying racist attack at a high school of Istiaia, in central Greece. The boy was dragged outside the classroom by a group of older students wearing hoods. According to the mother’s complaint to newspaper avgi,, initially a group of 5-6 youngsters …

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University students return to in-person classes after 18 months

Hundreds of students returned to lecture theaters, labs and classrooms on Monday after an academic year of remote education in 2020-2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Several public universities started opening their doors for in-person teaching again after 18 months of online education. According to kathimerini, Athens University’s schools of …

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Police fires tear gas at neo-nazi youth in Thessaloniki school (videos)

Riot police fired tear gas and flash grenades into a high school yard in Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, after neo-nazi youth started throwing stones and petrol bombs at them. Riot police was deployed to the vocational school EPAL on Wednesday morning to separate fascist and anti-fascist youth groups, while it is not …

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Far-right high school pupils attack leftist students outside school (video)

High school pupils and university students clashed outside an EPAL vocational school in Stavroupolis suburb of Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. At least, two people were injured. Eyewitnesses speak of an ideologically motivated clash as the attackers are known to belong to far-right front. The brawl started when a group of …

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Prosecutor investigates professor at Athens University for sexually harassing students

The head of the Athens Prosecutor’s Office has ordered a preliminary investigation in order to prosecute a professor at the the National Kapodistrian Univesity of Athens (EKPA), who allegedly took advantage of his position to sexually harass female students. Part of the investigation will be, among others, whether he committed …

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Lyceum students and teachers return to school; self-tests positivity 0.27%

Teachers and students of lyceums returned to schools on Monday morning after five and a half months of pandemic lockdown and just 5 weeks of in person education in the school year 2020-2021. In addition to mandatory mask and other protection measures, teachers and students had to have Covid-19 self-tests …

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Foreign students promised AMKA ahead of schools opening with mandatory self-test

Students who are foreign nationals will be issued a provisional social security identification number (AMKA) so they can buy a self-testing kit ahead of the reopening of schools on Monday, a senior official of the Education Ministry told Kathimerini on Thursday, responding to complaints from private schools that several pupils …

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Police beats students protesting Greece’s new Education bill (videos)

With teargas and sound flares Greek police cracked down student protests in Athens and Thessaloniki on Wednesday. Students, teachers, academics, high school students, parents marched through the cities against the Education bill that provides among others,he presence of police at universities. Thousands of #students protest for yet another week in …

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Fine on students who hang out in squares after school, says Greece’s Education Ministry UPD

Deputy Education Minister Zeta Makri announced on Sunday that fines will be imposed on students who sit in squares with their friends after class and do not return home on time. The Deputy Minister, in fact, threatened the students as the reopening of Gymnaisums and Lyceums is scheduled on February …

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Students denounce sexual harassment by professors at Thessaloniki University

The rector of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University (TAU), announced on Monday that he had informed prosecuting authorities about media reports in which three former students accused two retired professors of sexual harassment. “I have formally requested the intervention of Justice, in order for any such case concerning the University to be …

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“Reforms” Greek Style: 1,000 Policemen in universities, disciplinary council for students

Despite objections by several university rectors, Greece’s Education ministry presented a bill providing, among others, the presence of police officers inside universities campuses. The bill foresees also other outdated “reforms” such as the establishment of a disciplinary council to punish students. On Wednesday, Education Minister Niki Kerameus and Citizens’ Protection …

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