Academia?s baffling decision

How about this: The Senate of the University of Athens which is supposed to be one of the most important institutions in Greece has announced that even if the new law regarding changes to the Greek state university system does manage to make it through Parliament, it has no intention of implementing it.

This country has a working democracy and its democratically drawn-up constitution clearly dictates who gets to vote and who gets to implement the law.

The decision of the University of Athens?s Senate is totally inexplicable and represents a clear indication of why Greek society has sunk as low as it has — to absolute rock bottom — as it pours scorn on institutions which in other countries are treated as the prestigious bodies that they are and also enjoy international recognition.

Whatever fears and insecurities might lie behind this unreasonable decision made by Greece?s leading academics, the need to reverse it, for the benefit of the country, is most pressing.

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