Saturday October 25, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
19o C
12o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
‘Eternal’ university students to be ousted

Thousands of students who are taking too long to complete their university courses will be barred from continuing their degrees, Education Minister Andreas Loverdos said on Monday.

As a result of reforms passed a few years ago, the names of any students taking longer than 11 years to complete courses that should run to a maximum of five years will be scrubbed from university registers.

“Everybody has had a long enough time to prepare,” said Loverdos. “All these students were warned in 2007 and then again in 2011.”

Kathimerini understands that the move could affect as many as 180,000 so-called “eternal students.” Loverdos claimed that the list of those who had not yet completed their degrees included people who had been attending classes in the 1950s.

He added that he was not willing to delay or change the measure, which is due to take effect on August 31. “Whoever thinks that we will give ground on this for petty political reasons only has to wait for a few more days to find out whether we will be true to our word,” said the minister.

Loverdos argued that although most of these students were not a financial burden for the state, the cleaning up of university records would allow the government to make more accurate calculations about the number of teaching and administrative staff required at the public institutions.

The minister refused to give further information about the government’s proposal to allow university students to freely transfer between institutions. This has created fears that universities in rural areas will lose students as parents seek to save money by bringing their children closer to home.

ekathimerini.com , Monday August 11, 2014 (21:44)  
Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
No court hearings for civil cases
Greece’s lenders seem adamant that gov’t must act on bailout commitments
Future of Attica trash set to become clearer
Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
Economic reforms in Cyprus are starting to yield results, the government said on Saturday after one credit-rating agency upgraded its rating and a second its outlook for the bailed-out count...
TAIPED waits for green light from Eurostat
Eurostat has frozen the securitization of properties that the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) had been planning. The project, drafted to bring some 400 million euros into t...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
A win is a win is a win for Olympiakos
A bad Olympiakos defeated a worse Laboral Kutxa 63-57 to make it two out of two in the Euroleague on Friday. In a game where the two teams had an overall field goal rate of about one in thre...
SOCCER
Panathinaikos snatches point at Eindhoven
Panathinaikos offered its fans a glimpse of its glorious past in European competitions snatching a draw at PSV Eindhoven, on an otherwise bad night for Greek soccer in the Europa League, as ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
End of reason, end of humanity
The effects of a slew of new and increased taxes introduced since the start of the crisis were first observed in the wages of those still fortunate enough to have jobs, who saw their take-ho...
EDITORIAL
Banks need to step up
What has been leaked so far regarding the results of the stress tests on Greece’s lenders, which are due to be published on Sunday, appears positive. Greece needs a healthy, private banking ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
2. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
3. No court hearings for civil cases
4. Greece’s lenders seem adamant that gov’t must act on bailout commitments
5. Future of Attica trash set to become clearer
6. Policeman admits to murder of his cousin-in-law
more news
Today
This Week
1. End of reason, end of humanity
2. Banks need to step up
3. Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
4. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
5. Greece’s lenders seem adamant that gov’t must act on bailout commitments
6. No court hearings for civil cases
Today
This Week
1. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
2. Greece’s closed society is central to its current malaise
3. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
4. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
5. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
6. Stop moaning and get in the game
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.