The Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, Prodromos Prodromou highlighted on Tuesday the Ministry's readiness for the start of the new school year.
Asked about the progress of works in schools, on the sidelines of an event with Cypriot athletes and the Cyprus Olympic Committee at the Ministry of Education, Prodromou said that "everything indicates that we will be ready for the start of the new school year. The care of the school facilities is constant. In some schools works are being delivered, in some others they have started. There are about 20-25 schools, out of a total of 700, that will have works done during the school year."
The Minister went on to report innovations for the new school year. He said that within the framework of the "Cyprus - Tomorrow" Recovery and Resilience Plan, one of the projects of the Ministry of Education is the expansion of pre-primary education. Moreover, he said that a second innovation is that there will be diagnostics both in the first primary school, which was done in the previous school year, and in pre-primary schools.
A Ministry announcement further notes that under the Ministry's building programme, projects in 44 schools are either now completed or underway, as well as other small-scale projects in 25 schools, at a total cost of 39.8 million euros, and projects in another eight schools will start in the next period.