Classroom shortage

19th January 1996 at 00:00
GREECE The Greek education system needs approximately Pounds 5 billion, mainly for school buildings and equipment, according to a major study commissioned by the ministry of education and carried out by the Centre for Economic Programming and Research.

Lack of school buildings, classrooms and libraries is the immediate problem in all sectors and it is estimated than nearly Drs 800 billion (Pounds 3 billion) are required to buy land and complete the building programme, while a further Drs 200 billion (Pounds 0.9bn) are needed for desks, chairs, and equipment. Resources must also be put be into creating a new decentralised structure and promoting more effective management.

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