Greek Education Minister Speaks of Abolishing University Entry Exams, Again

“We will not retract the reform,” said Education Minister Costas Gavroglou, referring to an earlier statement that the university entry examinations will be abolished.

While a few days ago Gavroglou had stated that the university entry exam system will not change, in an interview with Avgi newspaper published on Tuesday he stated that there will be changes in the high school curriculum and the “current panhellenic exam system will soon be a thing of the past.”

Gavroglou said that a proposal that will be tabled soon will change the structure of the high school curriculum and with the national baccalaureate system that will be established, “students will have access to higher education.”

The education minister said that the ministry’s goal is to legislate for the establishments of the new high school by September so that students know how to enter universities in the next three years.

Gavroglou also attacked opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other parties that disagree with his higher education proposed reforms.