High schools have reopened in Greece to students in the final three grades with the mandatory use of test kits for Covid-19 being rolled out across the country to help with mass screening for infections, with an eye to further reopening the economy and tourism. Students from grades 10 to 12 were allowed to return […]


Greece on Monday reopened senior high schools, covering the final three years of schooling, amid stubbornly high Covid-19 infection numbers, after authorities made available home-testing kits they hope will help control the pandemic and reopen the economy.


Greece has really impressed them. Studying at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens’ Philosophy School, being able to walk around internationally renowned archaeological sites such as the Acropolis, getting to know the people in their neighborhood and enjoying the country’s fair climate.

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Students who are foreign nationals will be issued a provisional social security identification number (AMKA) so they can buy a self-testing kit ahead of the reopening of schools on Monday, a senior official of the Education Ministry told Kathimerini on Thursday, responding to complaints from private schools that several pupils do not have access to the tests.

A woman wearing a face mask to protect from the spread of coronavirus, stands in front of a graffiti by the Greek artist Achilles in Athens, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. [Thanassis Stavrakis/AP]

Despite what were described as serious objections raised by one-third of the members of the committee of health experts that advises the government on Covid-19 matters, the reopening of senior levels of high school across the country on Monday was decided on Wednesday after a majority vote.


Face-to-face learning will not restart for any other classes other than high school before Orthodox Easter (May 2), Education Minister Niki Kerameus said on Thursday, a day after she announced the reopening of the senior levels of high school across the country as of next Monday.

The American and Greek flags fly on either side of a bust of Demetrios Ypsilantis, which stands in front of the Ypsilanti Water Tower in the Michigan town named after the Greek general. The tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. [Dwight Burdette via Wikipedia]

Capital Link Greece is organizing a webinar and discussion titled “Culture and Education among Greek Americans,” to take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. Greek time (noon EST).


Five of the 28 foreign students who have completed their first semester of studies in the country’s first English-language undergraduate program, on archaeology, history and literature of ancient Greece, offered by Athens University, said they were thrilled by their experience.


Deree, the School of Graduate and Professional Education of the American College of Greece, will as of Tuesday be offering an online course on business English skills for professionals.


Greece’s universities have asked the Education Ministry to arrange vaccinations against the novel coronavirus for all members of their administrative and academic staff, as well as students involved in activities and classes where a physical presence is required.