Twenty-five primary schools and six nursery schools will host summer classes across the island, the Education Ministry said in an announcement.
After getting the Council of Ministers’ approval, the schools are set to operate from June 25 to July 27, and for a total of 25 working days. The primary/nursery at Makarios Hospital will also run classes. Schools will be open from 7:45am to 1:05pm.
The courses will be run free of charge, the ministry noted, and breakfast will be provided to children from families already receiving welfare during the year or in difficult financial circumstances.
Children from difficult socio-economic situations will be given preference during acceptance to the summer school programs, the ministry added.
The programs, the ministry said, “will be very well organised.” Trips, and games both indoor and outdoor, will also be organised for the children taking part in the programs.
Costs for running the schools will be covered by the ministry, and they will be staffed with teachers that are on waiting-lists for jobs and teachers already in permanent positions.