Rectors slam university reform bill

University rectors on Monday slammed the government’s tertiary education reforms as laid out in a bill submitted to Parliament last week.

The bill, drafted by Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, is set to be voted upon in late August.

In a statement issued after their meeting on Monday, rectors warned that the new measures could paralyze the institutions.

?If the universities end up closing, it will not be on us but on the problems created by the new law,? the rectors said during a press briefing on Monday.

The rectors urged lawmakers not to vote the bill in its current form.