Joint education committee was ‘long overdue’

Joint education committee was ‘long overdue’

By Annette Chrysostomou

THE government will have to stick to its guns in the face of opposition it is likely to face if it wants to succeed with the deal reached earlier this week between the leaders of the two communities to change the face of education, experts have said.

On Wednesday, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci agreed to tackle racism and xenophobia and extremism. A new technical committee for education is to review existing research and good practices in education in Cyprus and abroad and undertake new relevant research on how education can contribute to conflict transformation, peace and reconciliation. There will also be contact and co-operation between students and educators from the two communities.

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