NEWS

No books for uni students

Thousands of students at Greek universities and technical colleges (TEI) have yet to be issued with books for courses on which they are due to be tested next month, Sunday’s Kathimerini has discovered. Education reforms introduced by the government two years ago require universities to provide students with a list of books for each course, from which they can choose which ones to study. Universities applied this rule to a varying degree last year, but appear to have been unable to apply it this academic year. «Also, some lecturers and student groups refuse to apply the rule for their own reasons,» said Manos Kaselakis, secretary of the New Democracy-affiliated DAP-NDFK student group. «But the issue is that students who want to study are paying the price.» Kathimerini has learned that some lecturers have not compiled the list because they disagree with the government’s reforms.