University reform meets strong resistance

Despite the Greek government’s much-touted ambitious plans to reform higher education, they have stalled mainly due to political considerations and the opposition of trade unions, writes Apostolos Lakasas for Ekathimerini.

In contrast to the current situation, the reforms in 1982 proceeded without much reaction because they coincided with the political context of the time and the air of change ushered in by a politically strong government.

However, since then, any substantive changes that have been attempted met with strong reactions, which eroded the government’s reform agenda out of fear of the political cost. The same story seems to be playing out this time around with the reforms being promoted by the Education Ministry.
Full report on the Ekathimerini site