Greece tops the list of European Union member-states where school pupils receive private tutorials, according to a new report published by the European Commission on Monday.
Greek parents spend more than €950 million per year, which is equivalent to 20 percent of government expenditure on primary and secondary education, in order to supplement their children's education.
Tutoring is widespread in southern European countries, the report noted. Following Greece are Spain (€450 million), Italy (€420 million) and Cyprus (€111 million).
In the 27-nation Union, more than 50 per cent of school pupils receive private tutorials.