News Local Ministry refuses postponement of mid-term exams

Ministry refuses postponement of mid-term exams

At the time when trade unions and organized parents are getting ready to seek dynamically the postponement of the school exams that are scheduled on 12 January, the Ministry does not examine this eventuality. On the contrary, it continues to record data on the course of teaching.

A relevant meeting took place at the Education Ministry yesterday and Phileleftheros contacted Minister Prodromos Prodromou on the issue. Prodromou said the Ministry does not examine the possible suspension of exams.

During a House Education Committee meeting, Prodromou had said that despite difficulties almost 50% of the material needed had been covered.

On the other hand, teachers, students and parents are concerned saying that due to the pandemic and the problems created it would not be correct to let the students go through the exams. Moreover, many students may be absent from exams either because they are confirmed cases or because they were close contacts of confirmed cases.

Top Stories

Access to Troodos controlled by Police

The Police announced that on the basis of the Health Ministry decrees aiming to contain the outbreak of the pandemic, tomorrow Sunday, access to...

129 new cases, four deaths announced on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the death of four persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 183,...

Crowding at Troodos; lots of fines by police

Lots of traffic was today seen at Troodos. In order to maintain order but also to monitor that people respected the measures aiming to...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Sunday 24 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Sunday, 24 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Lidl supermarket, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Glafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal...

Larry King dies at 87

Larry King dies at 87. Photo taken at his concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on January 25, 2012. (Reuters)

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...