The results of Pancyprian exams were released on Sunday evening with the average in main subjects again below the base.
Around 7,000 pupils took the exams for high school graduation and university entry purposes.
According to data by the education ministry, the average for Greek language and literature is 9.57, for mathematics 8.85, for physics 8.33 and for history 9.22.
Head of Oelmek secondary education teachers’ union, Costas Hadjisavvas, said on Monday they were not satisfied with the low scores, even though in some subjects they were slightly higher than last year’s results.
“The reasons or the factors that lead to such scores, are well-known,” Hadjisavvas told the Cyprus News Agency, adding that some pupils simply want the scores they need to pass the year and graduate and do not push themselves to excel.
“It must be however stressed that there are also high scores among the exam papers, and we must not diminish our senior students’ efforts,” he said.
Hadjisavvas said the results, however, once more bring to light the need to give incentives to all pupils so that the exams scores rise.
The results for those seeking access to state universities in Cyprus and military schools in Greece are expected to be announced around July 20.
The exam results may be found here: https://eservices.moec.gov.cy/ypexams/pagkypries/ypopsifioi/2020/vathmologies