OPINION

Small ray of hope in education

Something appears to be changing at the country’s universities at long last. The savage behavior of small groups of extremists who have abused the right to seek asylum within the premises of university campuses has resulted in many divergent university groups rallying to stand against them. The recent elections of the Hellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) showed us that the academic community has decided that it will not remain hostage to a minority that makes every possible effort to preserve the present status quo, apparently at all costs. A growing number of university professors, coming from a range of political backgrounds, have joined forces and are speaking out, without fear, about the problems plaguing the tertiary education system. It is now up to the government and opposition leaders to listen to these academics and to understand what needs to be changed in education so that they can apply the right remedies to the ailing sector.