OPINION

A fresh start for universities

The elections for a new leadership at the helm of the Panhellenic Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (POSDEP) is a positive development that gives hope for the future of tertiary education, which is presently in a state of crisis. The university community has long deserved to be represented by the best possible people out there. However, the outgoing leadership had long been caught up in a cycle of denial against any efforts to reform the university education system. POSDEP’s new president has already claimed that his administration will have a different stance to that of its predecessors and has announced seven measures meant to reopen the debate on university reform. The election presents a new opportunity to make some much-needed changes and it would be a terrible shame if this opportunity were passed up. Both the government and the opposition need to step up to the challenge of educational reform and embrace this new opportunity. They need to act in the best interest of the country’s youth before it is too late.