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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-02-23

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR

  • [01] INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR

    Exhibitors from Cyprus and another 15 countries participate in the 14th International Education Fair, which opened here Thursday by Minister of Education and Culture Akis Cleanthous. The Fair, that will last until February 25, is held in memory of the late Education Minister Pefkios Georgiades who died last month. The Ministry has already proceeded with establishing one-year compulsory free education in the pilot scheme for the all-day primary school, the unification of examinations in secondary education, the reduction of class sizes, the creation of the musical and athletic Lyceums and other important innovations being presented at this years International Education Fair, Cleanthous said.

    He noted that areas that are being promoted are the upgrade of pre-service training of educators through the undertaking of the programme by the University of Cyprus, the restructuring of the Ministry of Education, the training of educators, the upgrade of the Pedagogical Institute and the establishment of the Research and Assessment Centre, the drawing up of a proposal for a new type of Lyceum and the introduction of a new modern plan for assessing educators. On cultural affairs, he said we are focusing on the creation of works of cultural infrastructure at local and national levels alike within the framework of the construction of the Hall of Culture and the promotion of the State Theatre.

    Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus State Fairs Authority Georgios Georgadjis in a message at the opening ceremony said that in all, 210 participants cover the whole range of education and training, providing information on study terms, specialization options, professional training, new techniques and systems. He said a total of 167 foreign participants come from 15 countries, namely Greece, the USA, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Hungary, Russia and the Czech Republic.


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