Schools start on Septem­ber 11

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Public schools will open on Fri­day, Septem­ber 11, the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s gen­eral sec­re­tary Dim­itris Has­apis said yesterday. This had been the date on which schools were sched­uled to re­sume classes but Has­apis told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that there had been ef­forts to shift the open­ing day to Mon­day, Septem­ber 14, or even af­ter the snap elec­tions, which are ex­pected to take place on Septem­ber 20. How­ever, de­lay­ing the start of the school year would have made it im­pos­si­ble for teach­ers to get through the cur­ricu­lum in time and would have led to high school leavers hav­ing to take their ex­ams in July, rather than June, said Has­apis. The of­fi­cial also said that the min­istry ex­pects the teacher short­ages to be less than the 20,000 ini­tially es­ti­mated. He did not give an ex­act fig­ure.

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