‘Anger and Despair’ Over Teacher Shortage in the Greek Schools of Germany

The Greek Ministry of Education has promised to fill all vacant positions in Greek high schools in Germany after parent associations sent an open letter of protest.

In a letter to the Greek Minister of Education Kostas Gavroglou, parents’ associations from Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Bielefeld, Nuremberg, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Frankfurt express their “anger and despair” at the shortages.

They say that the situation is “tragic” at Greek high schools many of whom are so understaffed that “no proper and efficient education can be offered”.

The letter specifies that the shortage of teachers is more acute in Greek literature, mathematics and physics.

They threaten to mobilize in order to force the Greek ministry of Education to fill the gaps in the teaching staff.