Being aware that the education provided is a key factor in the continuation and preservation of the particular culture of each religious group, the Presidential Commissioner, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, ensures the proper functioning of their schools.
To this end, the Presidential Commissioner visits schools attended by children from all religious groups (St. Maron’s school, Nareg Primary School and Nareg Secondary School, Terra Santa and St. Mary's School) and learns of various issues they face. On-site visits provide direct meetings with school staff and students, with the aim of gathering information to support the needs of each school in the most effective way. As a result of the above visits are the following:
Continuous support in the course of work for the systematic registration of the Cypriot Maronite Arabic language, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth. The first five phases of the research on language registration have already been completed.
- Recording the Cypriot Maronite Arabic language
In February 2023, a research project (named Carmela) was launched concerning the establishment of a Cyprus Archive of Oral Tradition, for the Armenian and Latin Religious Groups of Cyprus. The aim of the research program is to achieve the recording of cultural and religious elements, traditions and linguistic peculiarities of each community. This will be achieved through the testimonies and experiences of the members of the two communities during the last century. The research is carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Scientific Research of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth and the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Cyprus.
- Research Project, named Carmela, concerning the establishment of a Cyprus Archive of Oral Tradition, for the Armenian and Latin Religious Groups of Cyprus