Greek Deputy Minister of Education pays visit to Gökçeada

Greece
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 8:49 GMT
Zeta Makri, Deputy Minister of Education and Religion of Greece, visited Gökçeada and the Greek minority schools there on Wednesday, June 8th.Zeta Makri, Deputy Minister of Education and Religion of Greece, visited Gökçeada and the Greek minority schools...
Greek Deputy Minister of Education pays visit to Gökçeada
Zeta Makri, Deputy Minister of Education and Religion of Greece, visited Gökçeada and the Greek minority schools there on Wednesday, June 8th.

Zeta Makri, Deputy Minister of Education and Religion of Greece, visited Gökçeada and the Greek minority schools there on Wednesday, June 8th. Makri became the first Greek Deputy Minister of Education to visit the island.

According to the news in Vima Orthodoksias, Deputy Minister of Education Makri also met with the metropolitan Kirillo on the island.

During her visit to Gökçeada, Zeta Makri was accompanied by Georgia Sultanopoulou, Consul General of Greece in Istanbul, and Giannis Gigourtsis, Education Coordinator of the Greek Consulate General in Istanbul.

According to the news on the Vima Orthodoksias website, Zeta Makri met with Metropolit Kirillo. The two discussed the situation of Christians on the island. The steps to be taken for the survival and development of Greek education and Greek culture were discussed.

According to the website news, Minister Makri held a meeting with the Greek Istanbul Consulate General Education Coordinator Giannis Gigourtsis and discussed the problems faced by the Greek education on the island. At the meeting, in which some teachers were also present, it was emphasized that every step to be taken for the maintenance, development, and smooth functioning of schools is supported by the Greek Ministry of Education.

In the news, it was stated that in the meeting held with the coordinator, consul general, and teachers, issues such as increasing the number of teachers in the quota of Greek islanders, eliminating delays in appointments, financing school operating expenses were discussed.

SCHOOL VISIT
On the second day of her contacts on the island, Deputy Minister of Education Makri visited the secondary and high school, which has been operating since 2015 and had 37 students in total last year.


DIPLOMAS ARE RECOGNIZED IN GREECE
In the news on the site, it was stated that the school administration expressed their gratitude by emphasizing the importance of recognizing the diplomas of those who graduated from the Secondary and High School in Gökçeada as equivalent in Greece, thanks to the law enacted by the Greek Ministry of Education on July 25, 2020.

Later, Makri visited Gökçeada Education and Culture Association and met with the managers of the association. Information about the directors of the association, who also coordinate the education on the island, and the education units of Turkey, which operate within the framework of the Treaty of Lausanne and the Greece-Turkey education agreements and protocols, provide education in Turkish and Greek, are controlled by the Turkish Ministry of National Education and are subject to special minority education in foreign languages.

KINDERGARTEN VISIT
Zeta Makri and the accompanying delegation later visited Gökçeada Greek Kindergarten. The deputy minister, who came together with the teachers, students, and parents of the students, watched the show prepared by the students with interest. Greek songs were sung in the show, and a folklore show was performed accompanied by Greek music.

Makri also visited the Greek minority primary school on the island.

In the news, it was stated that Deputy Minister Makri came to an island with the Greeks on the island and completed his visit by visiting some houses and the museum.


YES FOR GREEK MINORITY, NO FOR TURKISH MINORITY
Greece, with its state officials, often takes every interest and protects the non-Muslim (Greek) minority left in Turkey in exchange for the Western Thrace Turkish Minority with the Treaty of Lausanne. The Turkish state does not pose any obstacles in this regard. However, according to the Turks of Western Thrace, the same Greece opposes Turkey's similar interest and concern for the Turkish Minority in Western Thrace. In this sense, state, church, and party officials, in their statements reflected in the Greek media, "Turkey is trying to intervene in our internal affairs by using the minority in Western Thrace and to shape the region in line with its own ambitions." they are making claims. These and similar injustices of the Greek administration, which denies the Turkish presence in Western Thrace, are expressed by the Western Thrace Turks on international platforms, and they continue their struggle through democratic and legal means.

Note: The news was compiled from the news in Vima Orthodoksias. Photographs taken from Vima Orthodoksias.
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