Cyprus Mail

Improvement in Greek and maths grades

A TOTAL of 2,190 students have gained admission to universities and institutions of higher education in Cyprus and Greece following the announcement of the pancyprian exams yesterday.

Top spot in the 2013 exams went to Despina Papaioannou from Limassol who received the top mark of 20 for her overall grade and gained admission to the University of Cyprus’ finance and accounting department.

The results were announced yesterday at a press conference by the Education Minister Kyriacos Kenevezos.

Of the 2,104 positions made available, 1,425 went to the University of Cyprus, 509 to Cyprus Technological University, 85 to the Higher Hotel Institute, 84 to military schools in Greece and one place at a drama school in Greece.

Another 86 positions were offered to graduates of technical and night schools with 37 going to the University of Cyprus, 35 for the Technological University, 11 for the Hotel Institute and three for military schools in Greece.

Some 9,052 students took modern Greek with the average mark coming to 9.52 out of 20, compared to 8.88 in 2012 and 10.07 in 2011.

The average grade for mathematics was higher than in previous years with the 3,309 students this year reaching a 10.55 average compared to 8.34 in 2012 and 9.74 in 2011.

English also saw an average mark rise, with the 1,773 students gaining a 15.36 average compared to 14.2 last year and 13.41 in 2011.

The allocation of positions at institutions of higher education in Greece will be made by Greece’s education ministry and is expected in the coming days.

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