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Banning gymnasium students repeating a grade proposal goes before Cabinet

Education Minister Prodromos Prodromou on Wednesday takes before Cabinet a proposal for the process of a gymnasium student repeating a grade due to failing on the previous year to be abolished.

And for their registration to Subject Orientation Groups in the first year of Lyceum to be directed.

In the first year of Lyceum in Cyprus students have to choose one out of the four Subject Orientation Groups.

Prodromou has discussed the proposal in detail with teachers unions OELMEK and OLTEK as well as with organized parents.

It was then sent to the Republic’s Legal Service for the implementation process to begin.

In Europe, an alternative to grade retention due to failure is a policy of social promotion, with the idea that staying within their same age group is important.

However, students in Cyprus who won’t repeat a grade will nonetheless “carry” their actual scores to the next one and to their high school diploma as well.

That is, the student will move class but the diploma will show if he/she achieved a below average grade.

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