Renaissance through education

News the American University of Beirut, one of the region’s oldest and most prestigious institutions, is contemplating a Cyprus campus, more so in Paphos, proves education could play a pivotal role in

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Flickering flame of education

Society, culture, and education face a serious crisis when the younger generation is not encouraged to embrace critical thinking. Or when they do not challenge the establishment and tolerate all the ills

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Art for art’s sake

By any metric, there is a stench of intolerance wafting through Cyprus that stubbornly believes the new millennium never happened on these shores. The same intractable mindset that has deepened political division

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Education Ministry probe into bookgate

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou has ordered a probe into English teachers instructed to “tear out” a page from a school textbook referencing the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. This was

Education Minister says book ban “fuss over nothing”

Cyprus Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou played down criticism over a decision to withdraw an English Language curriculum schoolbook for praising modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Prodromou argued: “The discussion over the

PISA – time to prioritise education

By Tassos Anastasiades The 2018 PISA survey evaluating national school systems (Programme for International Student Assessment) has added evidence that transformational change is needed in education in Cyprus. The results show that

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Education needs to get smarter

By Dr Tassos Anastasiades Cyprus is launching an ambitious vision for education in 2035, which resonates with the draft vision for 2020, created by members of the Cyprus community and the UNESCO Institute

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