OPINION

Gutsy rectors

Greek universities belong to the Greek people, who pay a hefty price for their operation.

As a result, rectors manage these higher education institutions on behalf of Greek citizens and should therefore be guided by the obligation of safeguarding the public interest.

The small groups of thugs who used to operate in whatever way they saw fit, acting as if they were above the law because of their exchanges with political parties and corrupt members of the academic community have no place on university premises anymore.

The country’s universities finally have rectors with guts, academics who treat the institutions they represent with respect and also show the same level of respect for the law.

If only the country’s politicians could display a similar attitude in carrying out their duties.