Over 5,500 prospective educators took exams on Saturday in a bid to secure a job in public schools under a new appointment system.
On Saturday, teachers took the Greek language test and were scheduled to take a skills test on Sunday.
Next week, candidates will be tested in their subject area. The exams will be completed on Friday.
Results were expected at the end of February.
The new appointment system will take into consideration each candidate’s exam results, their university degree grade, additional academic qualifications, and teaching experience.
Educators from all EU member states were entitled to apply as long as they spoke Greek.
Legislation passed this year provides that from September 2018 until August 31, 2027, 50 per cent of appointments will be made from the current waiting lists and 50 per cent from the pool created under the new system.
From September 2027 onward, all appointments will be made based on merit.