Just 225 new primary, secondary teachers to be hired

Only 225 new primary and secondary school teachers will be hired this year, while another 14,000 substitute teachers will be taken on by the Education Ministry to cover needs at state schools, Kathimerini understands.

The education budget has been slashed as part of government cutbacks.

Sources also said the government plans to kick-start the process of external evaluations at primary and secondary schools.