Minister of Education, Niki Kerameus, presented during a press conference, the government’s plan for the opening of all educational institutions, which, as she stressed, is based on the unanimous decision of the National Commission for the Protection of Public Health against the coronavirus.

Thus, the re-opening of the schools will take place gradually and in two phases: high school seniors will return to class on May 11 followed a week later by secondary and primary school pupils. In addition, the extension of the academic year is foreseen until June 12. Regarding primary schools and kindergartens, the government is examining the possibility of opening on June 1, if the spread of the pandemic has slowed down.

In order to reduce congestion inside the classrooms, students will have to stay at least 1.5 m apart and the maximum number of students per class will be 15 people. University entrance exams will begin on June 15.

The distance learning will continue in the universities and in this way the academic semester will be completed. The exams will be carried out in accordance with the instructions issued by the National Commission.