Gridlock causes exam delay around Greece

A car accident in Thessaloniki resulted in university entrance exams being pushed back by an hour around the country yesterday in order to give students caught in the traffic jams enough time to get to their examination center. According to Education Ministry officials, 12 students were unable to get to their schools in the Vassilika and Thermi districts of Thessaloniki from the area of Aghia Anastassia as they were on a bus that was stuck in traffic due to the accident. The students called their teachers who in turn informed the Education Ministry of the pupils’ delay. Officials then decided to start the test one hour later in order to ensure that all students received the exam paper at the same time. Students yesterday sat exams on Ancient Greek and physics.

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