Controversial education bill going to public consultation

A bill introducing drastic changes to all levels of education, particularly in the tertiary sector, is due to be put to public consultation Friday.

The draft law, opposed by New Democracy, PASOK and To Potami, aims to scrap the independent councils responsible for overseeing universities and will give students a bigger role in electing rectors at the institutions. The would-be law also proposes that students have a more significant presence in the various university bodies.

At primary and secondary level, the bill foresees the end of evaluation of teachers and schools. It also bans private schools from having in-house extra tuition on foreign languages and other subjects.

Also, owners of cramming schools, which will be allowed to provide such lessons, will be obliged to submit copies of their employees’ work contracts with the local education authority.

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