OPINION

Sticking to education reforms

One of the sectors in which a number of major steps have been taken in the last few years is education.

In addition, this was made possible thanks to the country?s responsible political parties coming together and reaching consensus.

Giorgos Babiniotis, who currently heads the Education Ministry, appears ready to either cave in to the sector?s various vested interests reacting to any kind of change or even to put forward his very own new set of proposals.

Neither option is appropriate at this point in time.

It took decades for Greece?s political staff to finally set things right in the education sector and there is absolutely no reason to back down in terms of evaluations and reforms at Greek state universities.

Clearly, the role of the current minister is to implement all that has been decided and voted in Parliament, as opposed to getting involved in public relations and the kind of balancing acts which led to the Greek education system becoming devalued in the first place.