OPINION

Eternal students

Students who stay at university into their late 20s and even their early 30s, taking advantage of the system to hang on in there for as long as they wanted, have been a bane on the country’s public tertiary education institutions for far too long.

After two separate bills aimed at reforming the education sector and many hours of heated debate, the state has finally decided to do something about this problem, which represents yet another paradox that must be exclusive to Greece.

Of course the decision to end the lifelong tenure of students who have made themselves comfortable is now being challenged by the university rectors and other officials who have tolerated the eternal students for years.

The reform of the education sector has already been watered down enough in order to appease the naysayers. It should not be allowed to be further adulterated to the point that it no longer serves a purpose.