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Athens University Professor Gives Greek Education Lecture in Melbourne

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In Melbourne last week, Athens University professor Athina Zoniou-Sideri offered a seminar, that discussed the Greek education sector and the financial crisis.

Speaking at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society building, the Athenian professor stated that the nation's education budget declined by 35.5% over the last five years, as reported by Neo Kosmos.  It is predicted to fall an additional 14% by 2016.

The academic also claimed that teacher compensations have been slashed by 45%, while the quantity of teachers has declined by 30%. The amount of school-aged children that currently do not attend any form of education has risen by 11.4%.