A total of 8,619 students across the island begin their final exams on Monday morning with Modern Greek, a compulsory subject for all seeking to graduate and gain access to all higher education institutions.
Compared with 2014 a slight decrease is recorded to the number of students as last year`s the total reached 8,791. The number of students who took the pancyprian exams in 2013 was even higher and stood at 9,274.
Head of the Examinations Service of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Terpsa Konstantinidou told Cyprus News Agency that everything is ready and well prepared ahead of the commencement of the examination process on Monday. Additionally, she said that every precaution was taken to ensure that no leaking of the examination papers will occur.
Asked as to the number of the subjects the students will be examined, Konstantidou said that four subjects are compulsory for University access and three topics are compulsory to access higher technical schools. Each student is allowed to opt for seven subjects, she explaned.
According to statistics, 8,065 of the students to take the axams are school graduates compared to 9,169 in 2014.
A total of 5,902 are seeking access to universities both in Cyprus and Greece.
According to the Ministry of Education and Culture, this year’s examinations provide facilities for about 724 persons with special needs.