Pupils to re­turn text­books at end of year to help cut costs

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As part of the gov­ern­ment’s cost-cut­ting drive, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Anna Dia­man­topoulou yes­ter­day her­alded a new ini­tia­tive fore­see­ing the re­use of text books at state schools. Dia­man­topoulou called on pupils to re­turn text­books from pre­vi­ous aca­demic years to their teach­ers so that the books can be used by other stu­dents. Books that are in a bad state will be re­cy­cled. “The ini­tia­tive is a na­tion­wide ef­fort aimed at in­creas­ing re­spect for pub­lic prop­erty,” Dia­man­topoulou said. Ac­cord­ing to min­istry fig­ures, some 45 mil­lion books, cost­ing 70 to 80 mil­lion eu­ros, are dis­trib­uted to pupils ev­ery year.

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