TV, a new way of learning for school children in Greece



Following the closure of all educational institutions earlier this month to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Education Ministry is planning to offer educational television programs for primary school children via state broadcaster ERT.

According to preliminary information, the lessons which are expected to begin on Monday, will be taught by teachers.

The programs for primary school pupils will run from 8am-12pm and secondary school pupils will run from 12pm-4pm.

Education Minister Niki Kerameus briefed all opposition party shadow education ministers about the government’s plans on Thursday.

Senior high students have already started distance learning and most have been attending online classes with their teachers in preparation for the university entrance examinations, which usually take place in May, Kerameus explained. Given the coronavirus pandemic however, they are expected to be held by the end of July.

On March 10, the government ordered the closure of all schools until at least April 10, when the measure is to be reviewed.

"Experts will tell us whether schools will open this year. As you already know, the closure is until the end of April but the truth is we do not know if they will open then. We will wait for the experts to tell us based on the data they collect," Kerameus added.