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University of Cyprus aims to be a federal institution

University of Cyprus aims to be a federal institution

THE University of Cyprus’ Department of Physics is planning to offer a study programme in Turkish, Rector Constantinos Christofides announced during an address at a bicommunal event where he said the aim is for UCy to become a fully federal institution post-solution. “We hope that other universities from both sides will follow,” he told a

TMT:Concerns about possible changes to be introduced in the education system

According to Bayrak (20/01/2016), a delegation from the TMT Freedom Fighters Association who paid a visit to the Minister of National Education Kemal Dürüst has demanded that national values are preserved in the education system. Speaking during the visit, the Chairman of the TMT Association Yılmaz Bora said that the aim of their visit was

A protest by KTOS against Turkey’s policies and practices in Cyprus

  Turkish Cypriot daily Detay newspaper (21.01.16) reports that the Turkish Cypriot Teachers’ Trade Union (KTOS) held yesterday a protest in front of the so-called Turkish embassy in the occupied area of Cyprus in order to condemn Turkey’s implementation projects and practices in the occupied area of Cyprus.  During the protest which was supported by the

Teachers work for peace and reconciliation through educational programmes

The need to have an educational system which promotes peace and reconciliation rather than perpertuating violence ans war is the focus of a programme entitled “Education for a Culture of Peace”. In a joint interview with the CNA, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot participants to the programme Loizos Loukaides and Süleyman Gelener point out that,

View: Bicommunal teacher get-together a grand idea, but so very late

  REPRESENTATIVES of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teaching unions attended a conference at the weekend to discuss the part education could play in cultivating a culture of peace and co-existence. As one participant said, this was the first time teachers from the two communities discussed their role in the efforts to find a settlement.

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teachers join efforts for peace

The first bicommunal Educational Conference entitled “Developing Peace Culture – The Role of Education” was held yesterday with the participation of Directors of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teachers` organizations. The Chairman of the Greek Cypriots teachers organisation, POED, Philios Phylaktou told the Cyprus News Agency that this was the first time Greek Cypriot and

Samani: Both communities need reform in education

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (05.01.16) reports that Meltem Samani, Turkish Cypriot member of the technical committee on the education, has said that a reform should be carried out in the education and underlined the importance of working by using a method on which both sides will agree. Samani said that the Greek Cypriot side has

Greek Cypriot teachers visited schools in the north & planted olive trees as a sign of peace

Around 60 Greek Cypriot teachers have crossed over to the occupied-area of Nicosia to visit Turkish Cypriot schools, conveying messages of peace, friendship and cooperation. As a symbolic gesture of peace between the two communities the Greek Cypriot teachers, who were accompanied on their visit by Turkish Cypriot teachers, gave olive trees to be planted

Teachers from both sides welcome new education technical committee

The ‘United Cyprus’ Teachers Platform made up of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot teachers have welcomed the joint-decision of both President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to set up an education technical committee. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/teachers-from-both-sides-welcome-new-committee/

The burden of religious instruction

By George Koumoullis ONE area in which Cyprus and Greece differ significantly is over the much-talked about issue of the introduction – or not – of religious studies in schools in place of religious instruction. Religious studies deal with the study of religion from a secular standpoint. The teaching of the subject allows students to

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