Central Athens rallies to protest education reform

Teachers and students at the Athens School of Philosophy will be gathering outside the Panepistimiou Street flagship of Athens University on Tuesday at noon to protest a controversial government plan to overhaul higher education.

The scheme foresees some universities shutting down and the closure of dozens of departments at universities and technical colleges that have little demand. It also calls for the number of entrants to be reduced.

The plan is to be presented to Parliament on March 6, when another protest rally has been planned.