The Kerasunta Greek Tuition Centre (also known as Frontistirion Kerasountas or Imigymnasio Kerasountas) is located in Giresun, Turkey and was built in 1905-08. The building was made up of 24 classrooms spread over 4 floors and comprised a 6-grade primary school and a 3-grade boarding school. The faculty included 25 teachers who were graduates from the University of Athens and the Theological School of Halki.  Around 1918, the Metropolis (ecclesiastic region) of Chaldea/Kerasunta had 252 schools in total which included 322 teachers and 24,800 students.

The Kerasunta Greek Tuition Center. Source

The school was built on the grounds of an older school building which was burnt down. The cause of the fire was never established. The funds for the building of the Tuition Center amounted to 18,000 Turkish liras raised by the Greeks of the city. Turks helped build the school which was indicative of the friendly relations between Greeks and Turks under the reign of Sultan Hamid.

In 1914 following the outbreak of World War One, the Turks occupied the Tuition Center and converted it into an army barracks which they named Tas-kisla. The genocide and catastrophic events of 1918 halted any plans of the building becoming a complete high school.



Students of the Kerasunta Greek Tuition Center. Source





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