In today’s episode, Cypriot children displayed below average competencies in the 2022 report of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).

Meanwhile, the government gave its consent for the individual pegged by the UN secretary-general to be his envoy in Cyprus.

Elsewhere, a 29-year-old woman was sentenced to two years in prison in the north on Wednesday for stealing 700TL (€22.41).

All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.