“Books are not torn or burned in democratic states, even if we disagree with their content,” AKEL spokesman Giorgos Koukoumas said in a written statement, regarding the tearing of a page from an English book that would be taught this year at the 2nd Lyceum. , because there was a reference to Kemal Ataturk. In a strong tone, the representative of the opposition party states that “during the Anastasiadis government, however, orders were issued by the office of the Minister of Education to tear a page from the English book, while now, they are withdrawing the book completely”.
Such actions, according to Mr. Koukoumas, are extremely anti-pedagogical and backward. “They insult the place and expose Cyprus. “And from above, they give arguments to the propaganda of the occupying power and its occupiers, who of course are the last who can talk about such practices”, he noted.
In fact, he makes special reference to the Minister of Education, Prodromos Prodromou, the spokesman of AKEL, saying that “During his years as Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Prodromou is burdened not only with unforgivable incompetence but also with cases of extreme conservatism and anti-democratic behavior. censorship and persecution to the detriment of free expression “.
Concluding, o k. Koukoumas notes: “And all this while Mr. Prodromou was representing the Cypriot state at the funeral of Mikis Theodorakis, a titanic fighter for democracy and freedom.”
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