27 janvier 2017

University head in plea for education overhaul

Cyprus MailBy . The rector of the University of Cyprus Constantinos Christofides called over the weekend for a comprehensive overhaul of the state education system which excluded any say from the unions.
In an open letter published in Phileleftheros on Sunday, focusing on the poor results by Cypriot students at the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) between 2009 and 2012, Christofides criticised the educational reforms the government announced earlier last year.
The report was compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and was first released in December 2013. It has been called the biggest-ever education league table so far. More...

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