OPINION

‘Eternals’ interrupted

It’s high time the Greek phenomenon of so-called “eternal students” – a term that refers to the thousands of students enrolled at universities across the country who are taking far too long to complete their courses – was finally brought to an end.

In two rare displays of unity and political courage, the Greek Parliament provided solutions to the ongoing issue back in 2007 and again in 2011.

Those who really wanted to complete their courses and actually earn a university degree have had ample time to do so.

Now the time has come for the laws passed by members of Parliament to finally be implemented.

From now on, anyone looking to discover new loopholes in the local education system, the kind that would enable one more Greek paradox to carry on, will be sorely disappointed.