Highschool students organise a mass protest on Thursday morning regarding the new laws and regulations about school examinations.
According to the President of student body PSEM (Pan-Cypriot Students’ Union) Zafiris Demetriou, students will proceed in their abstention from classes from 9:25 am until 13:35 on Thursday.
The new regulations on secondary education include the introduction of exams at the end of each semester. Parents and students oppose the measure, saying it would turn schools into nothing more than exam centres. Students say it would put additional stress on their shoulders and would force them to take even more afternoon classes.
The new regulations are expected to be examined and put to a vote in Parliament on Friday.