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Re: CY Has 9152 Illiterates

Postby Paphitis » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:48 pm

bill cobbett wrote:They must have counted our brother Gako 9152 times.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/09 ... e-persons/


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Re: CY Has 9152 Illiterates

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:47 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Find the Nearchou item like I did - there you will not see any suggestion that the British adopted a policy of not educating peasants - he is very pro the revolting Cypriots.


You're the one who appears to have misquoted from your own source.

His conclusion firmly states:

"The study concludes that the British administration from 1931 and on tried to impose centralisation of the educational system in order to influence the Greek-Cypriots in favour of the British Government. The Colonial authorities tried to influence school timetables and curricula by emphasising on teaching English language and history at the expense of the Greek ones."

Pretty damning to use "education" for brainwashing the natives for propaganda purposes and supports what I said above (as similar was done in Wales, for example).

Nevertheless, can't see anything supporting your claim - regardless of which it does not bare out from what actually took place - even if a Birmingham University student has had to be PC in order to gain his doctorate.
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Re: CY Has 9152 Illiterates

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:39 pm

And I have not challenged that conclusion - which is probably accurate - but which does not change the point that the Colonial authorities were looking at providing education, albeit not the education that you approve of, and where as usual unable to deal with the message you play shoot the messenger (Nearcho) because it does not conform with your (narrow) world view.
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Re: CY Has 9152 Illiterates

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:And I have not challenged that conclusion - which is probably accurate - but which does not change the point that the Colonial authorities were looking at providing education, albeit not the education that you approve of, and where as usual unable to deal with the message you play shoot the messenger (Nearcho) because it does not conform with your (narrow) world view.


You cannot challenge anything!

The period between October 1931 and October 1940 proved to be a very difficult one for the Cypriots. The Governor at the time, Sir Richmond Palmer, took a number of suppressive measures including limitations on the administration and functioning of Greek schools,
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Cypriots have been held back by British Colonial rule.
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