Panhellenic school exams kick off with Modern Greek

The nationwide school exams are set to begin on Monday, with students across the country being tested in Modern Greek…

The nationwide school exams are set to begin on Monday, with students across the country being tested in Modern Greek. About 5% of candidates, who are students from previous years retaking the nationwide exams, will be examined with the older system.

In total there will be 1,000 exam centers (150 will be in vocational high schools) and 40 marking centers. Following the conclusion of the exams, the Ministry of Education will announce university entry requirements in August.

In the exam, students were given an excerpt from Practical Philosophy by educator and philosopher Evangelos Papanoutsos and were asked to write an essay on the value of friendship and human relations in the contemporary age. A copy of Monday’s exam is available online.

The country’s 103,366 will compete for the 69,985 spots in Greek universities in this year’s exams. In total there are 2,000 additional positions in the Technological Educational Institutes and 345 fewer positions in Higher Educational Institutes.

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