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Ministry braces for nursery and primary school rush

Education Ministry is bracing for a frantic rush by parents to sign up their children for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will take place between January 10 and 12 next year.

The registration period is for students attending nursery, pre-primary and all primary school grades.

In its announcement, the Education Ministry drew attention to the fact that registrations will only be conducted during this period and that any delays will require parents to submit the relevant application to the District Educational Offices who will register their children at the closest school that has a vacancy.

All children have a right to be registered at the schools irrespective of nationality or the residency status of their parents

It is compulsory for children between four and eight months and five and eight months to attend pre-primary and parents have the choice of registering their children at state, community or private nursery schools, provided that they are approved by the Education Ministry.

A list of approved nursery schools can be found on the ministry’s website here.

Children aged five and eight months before September 1, 2017 (all those born in 2011) will be able to be registered to attend first grade of primary school while children aged between three and four and eight months (those born between January 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014) can be registered to attend state primary schools.

Parents wishing to sign up their children in pre-primary and the first grade of primary school are required to submit the ‘ΥΠΠ11’ form while the ‘ΥΠΠ30’ form must be submitted for enrollment to public and/or community nursery schools. The relevant forms can also be found on the ministry’s website.

Along with the relevant application, parents are requested to supply two bills (refuse and a recent electricity bill) as proof of residence. In the event of parents renting a property and unable to present a refuse bill, they are required to submit a copy of their rental contract with their electricity bill.

In cases where parents have recently moved and they do not have a refuse bill, they are required to submit a copy of their building permit along with their electricity bill.

Address verifications by community leaders/ mayors will not be accepted.

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