OPINION

Education is a right

Every university that has been closed down in protest at the government’s plans to place around 1,300 administrative staff in a labor mobility scheme must be reopened immediately.

There is no demand great enough to justify some people taking the decision to deny students their right to an education.

Greek families have made serious sacrifices to send their children to university to get an education. Those families do not want to see their children becoming hostages to union interests and actions.

If the semester ends without the universities opening and resuming their normal operations and students are forced to miss an entire quarter of the year because of continued action, the consequences will be grave.

The responsibility for the students’ lost education will lie with those who insist that this ludicrous course of action is the only way to go.