News Local Education Ministry is obliged to install AC units in classrooms, not parents...

Education Ministry is obliged to install AC units in classrooms, not parents groups

Organised parents associations in some schools are pressured to install air conditioning units in classrooms themselves, and this is something the Cyprus Confederation of Parents Associations of Primary Education strongly objects to.

The Confederation argues that this is the job of the Ministry of Education whose obligation is to find solutions to urgent problems – including the urgent installation of air conditioning units in school classrooms, Philenews reported on Friday.

Apparently, some organised parents are voluntarily, or due to pressure from certain individuals at schools, are actually considering the possibility of installing air conditioning units that will be subsidised by their own funds.

This is an initiative the Confederation strongly disagrees with pointing out that it may cause a lot of problems in the long run.

At the same time, the first meeting of all involved parties with Minister of Education, Prodromos Prodromou, on the issue of installing air conditioning units and finding solutions to other ones still pending is scheduled for Tuesday.

Top Stories

Confirmed covid patient refuses to self isolate, walks around in free Famagusta area-Dozens of people booked

  A woman from the free Famagusta area who tested positive for covid-19 did not self-isolate and was walking in a public area yesterday noon. She...

Covid-19 patients rise at referral hospital, now 59

  Covid-19 patients at the Famagusta General, the referral hospital for coronavirus have risen to 59. Four are being treated in the increased care unit for...

5 third country students employed illegally at two Nicosia restaurants

  Authorities continued a campaign to stamp out the illegal employment of third country individuals who are being exploited by Cypriot employers for peanuts. Officers from...

Mass rapid tests in Larnaca over the weekend

  Rapid tests will be taking place throughout the weekend in the city of Larnaca. The municipality informed the public that the Health Ministry had organised...

What Covid? 17 people gambling on home table booked

  Police in Paphos are investigating an illegal gambling case, with 17 people setting up in a private residence early evening yesterday. The Crime Prevention Unit...

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...