Minister ‘positive’ on sex education

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou said his ministry has a positive stance on introducing sex education in schools after criticism from MPs to his initial statements that it would “complicate” the curriculum. On

Ensuring scholarships for excellence

What should have been a smooth parliamentary process this week to approve the annual budget of the Cyprus State Scholarships Foundation rekindled an old argument about what defines academic excellence and who

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Hey teacher, leave those kids alone

I have been contemplating why the Education Ministry had kept its reaction to the alleged classroom pervert molesting his students on the undercooked side. It also seemed to avoid a public backlash

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Higher education must widen horizons

The University of Cyprus Rector Tasos Christofides was re-elected this week, unopposed, to a second four-year term and laid his next priority to elevate the state institution to an international level. This

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Disabled children denied equal access to education

Commissioner for Children’s rights Despo Michaelidou has criticised the Education Ministry’s attempts to play down claims by parents of disabled students that their children were being denied equal access. Organised groups representing

A creaky start to the school year

It was back to primary school for children after the gymnasiums and lyceums opened last week, with politicians and wannabe presidential candidates blurting out bright ideas about education reform. This is the

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Education Ministry probes school bullying

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou is investigating the bullying of a 13-year-old at a Limassol gymnasium after a video capturing the incident went viral on social media. The video, taken by a student,

English School teachers to go on strike

Nicosia’s prestigious English School staff have threatened industrial action over the dismissal of three unionised teachers, with authorities worried as the new academic year is approaching. Following a protest outside the parliament

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