Shortage in Greek public schools of German teachers

Shortage in Greek public schools of German teachers

Pupils at around 1,100 state schools in Greece are not learning German because of a lack of teachers, unionists claimed on Friday.

The union representing German language teachers said that there is a shortage of some 400 teachers, with nearly 300 of those missing from primary schools.

German is available as a second foreign language, after English, from the fourth grade of primary school.

The union said that the government has launched a process for hiring just five substitute teachers for state high schools.

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