OPINION

Critical battle a turning point

For perhaps the first time (at least in many decades), an issue related to the education system appears to be the focus of general political debate and therefore also a lever for political developments. The review of Article 16 of the Constitution is to be debated in Parliament in early January. The practical outcome will not be immediate, for the constitutional review, if approved, will be completed by the next Parliament. However, abolishing the state monopoly on tertiary education, once it becomes legislated as a draft law, marks a critical turning point in the country’s education system as a whole and a change in the relationship between society and the school system.