Countdown to the first bell of the school year – What’s changing


Books are already in schools, with first-time substitutes expected to be in place by Monday 

The school bell will ring on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 and the Ministry of Education is ready for the smooth start of the school year.

The books are already in schools, with first-time substitutes expected to be in place by Monday, September 9th. It is recalled that the ministry announced last Thursday the hiring of 20,558 deputies, with 16,191 hiring being for Primary Education and 4,367 for Secondary. According to information from RES-EIAs adjacent to the educational federations, the total number of recruitment for the first phase will be sufficient to fill a large part of the gap in schools, about 2/3. At the same time, the leadership of the ministry has stated that the appropriations for the recruitment of deputies that will be needed by the end of the school year are already secured.

What’s changing

As the leadership of the Ministry of Education had announced since taking office in the middle of the summer, the changes it is making for the current school year are improvement moves, not radical changes, that would surprise students, parents and teachers.

At the elementary school, nothing has changed beyond the ministry’s intention to reinstate the benchmark for the selection of a flag carrier in the parades, already on October 28, as the minister, Niki Kerameos, said in an interview last Thursday.


In addition, the ‘Bag at School’ action will continue, according to which, for at least two weekends a month, students’ bags with their textbooks will remain in school.

For high school and how to enter higher education, the system of admission voted on by Kostas Gavroglou’s ministry remains at its core:

– The exams will take four lessons. Students will be treated to exactly the same lessons for both the Baccalaureate and the nationwide. Instead of Latin, students will be tested in the Sociology lesson and the lessons will be 6 per week.

– The Guidance Groups will be four, the same as the scientific fields.


However, the changes brought about by the new leadership are:

– Abolish the categorization of the sections into “free access” and “after examinations”.

– Reduction of exams in subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Economics, History and Ancient

– Reduction of the literacy rate in co-reporting with the Report, to 15% of the total grade.

Finally, it is worth noting that those graduates of 2019 who choose to be re-examined in the system of admission to higher education in 2020 will be treated with the same system as they were examined in the Pan-Hellenic 2019.

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