Two award ceremonies for lyceum graduates who achieved the highest access grade in the Pan-hellenic Admission Examinations was concluded the award programme for the school year 2003-2004.
Two award ceremonies for lyceum graduates who achieved the highest access grade in the Pan-hellenic Admission Examinations was concluded the award programme for the school year 2003-2004. The two ceremonies took place in Salonica on the 25th and 26th January 2005. These awards are part of the sponsorship programme “The Great Moment for Education” which was implemented by EFG Eurobank Ergasias in 2002 and continues for the second successive year with the support of the Ministry of Education. The programme concerns 230.000 students attending the 1300 lyceums throughout the country.
In the two ceremonies that brought to an end the events for 2003-204, 107 graduates from the Prefecture of Salonica were awarded together with as well as 72 graduates from the Prefectures of Imathia, Pella, Pieria, Kilkis, Serres and Halkidiki.
In his address the Deputy Minister of Education and Religion Mr. Giorgos Kalos congratulated EFG Eurobank for its “significant sponsorships in Education, Culture – and Sports, which continue the legacy of the ever memorable Giannis Latsis”. He also congratulated the students who excelled as well as the schools, the professors and the parents, pointing out that this important success is an asset for their future development and course in life, but also a hopeful message for the development and progress of our country in general. He pinpointed that EFG Eurobank’s sponsorship programme “The Great Moment for Education” expresses in the best possible way the general belief that we must all “rely on” school. Around every school, we must build a team of people who love and support the school and work constructively to its benefit; the state, the local authorities, the educational community should participate in this team together with the society in general, including the parents, guardians associations, businesses, banks etc. The Deputy Minister of Education and Religion Mr. Kalos, stressed that the government aims to create schools that are centers of cultur anf learning, points of reference for the neighborhood and the local district.
The Chairman of EFG Eurobank’s of the Board of Directors Mr. Xenophon Nikitas, and the General Manager, Mr. Charalampos Kirkos, who presented the awards to the students mentioned that “ EFG Eurobank’s objective is to encourage the efforts by our young people for learning and education as the safest way for their personal development and career. At the same time, we wish to show, in a symbolic way, the importance of some diachronic values which we think should stand behind every personal and collective effort for development, progress and well-being. Such values are meritocracy, at all levels and functions of the society, consistency, healthy ambition and noble emulation, the search for challenges and the claim to success. At an era where various dead-end controversies arise with nihilistic approaches and opportune aspirations menacing our youth, we all need encouragement and support for every effort motivated by such diachronic and priceless values.” Both Mr. Nikitas and Mr. Kirkos referred to the bank’s general sponsorship programme in Education, Culture and Sports, and concluded by saying that “EFG Eurobank establishes a solid, mutual and creative relationship with society refunding part of the profits it makes through its financial activities”.
Both events were coordinated by the journalist, Mr. Kostas Bliatkas.
It should be noted that the award of every student who excelled —coming from public or private, daily or evening school— is accompanied by the amount of 1.000 euros.