The Greek government is set to recruit 11,700 teachers announced the Prime Minister in a social media post yesterday.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in his post that after 12 years ” we are proceeding immediately with 11,700 permanent appointments of teachers in general education, which will cover the needs that until now were covered by deputies. We strengthen the human resources & we build the new upgraded school that our students deserve “.
It should be noted that last week the Prime Minister and his Education Minister Niki Kerameus presented the Greek government’s ‘refreshed’ education policy package, aimed at bringing changes in the national curriculum.
Titled “New Upgraded School”, the policy package centres around four main initiatives that will take effect at the start of the new school year in September, introducing, among other things:
– Skills workshops, to be incorporated in national curricula across all school grades
– Equal opportunities for all students, by strengthening equal access to education with a national action plan for students with learning difficulties
– The so-called ‘alternative education paths’ which include computer science and a range of vocational education, training
– The ‘strengthening’ of teachers’ position within a decentralized education system, aiming for an autonomous, free school.