The state of Greek universities can only be described as completely lamentable. The effort that was launched by the so-called Diamantopoulou law is in danger of being brought to a halt given that former Education Minister Constantinos Arvanitopoulos showed a lack of determination in pushing through reforms and his new successor, Andreas Loverdos, appears unwilling to suffer the political cost.
The only hope is that the healthy powers in the country’s higher education institutions will come together to finally elect rectors who want to work hard, as opposed to taking advantage of their position to score political points.
Across the political spectrum parties and youth party leaders destroyed universities. The responsibility of saving them now lies with those truly interested in public education and the future of Greek children who continue to pay the price through a long-standing tradition of inadequacy, political exchange and mediocrity.