Greek university reform bill calls for more police on campus, better quality education


Greek Education Minister, Niki Kerameus, and Citizens’ Protection Minister, Michalis Chrysochoidis, on Wednesday presented an ambitious bill that aims to improve the quality of tertiary education and eradicate rampant lawlessness in university campuses.

The bill introduces a minimum university entry requirement and maximum duration periods for degree programs.

“The bill introduces changes that aim to deal with chronic shortcomings,” Ms Kerameus said.

Greek Education Minister, Niki Kerameus (left), and Citizens’ Protection Minister, Michalis Chrysochoidis (right), aim to reform university education with their new bill.

The draft legislation also foresees the creation of a special team tasked with securing the country’s university campuses.

A total of 1,000 guards, who will not be armed, are to be hired for that purpose, the bill stipulates. They will have policing responsibilities and answer to the Hellenic Police (ELAS).

Mr Chrysochoidis said the new measures were necessary to protect students, staff and facilities “from the violent activity of certain groups,” a reference to self-styled anarchists, looters and squatters.

“We are putting forward a comprehensive plan for the protection and security of university institutions,” he said.

Source: Ekathimerini.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Kytherians in Australia celebrate legacy and philanthropy at annual Debutante Ball

The Kytherian Association of Australia hosted their Annual Debutante Ball on Saturday, May 18, at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Sydney’s Pontian community gather to remember lives lost during Greek Genocide

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, Pontoxeniteas NSW held a poignant commemoration of the Greek Genocide. Read more here.

Panarcadian Mother’s Day focuses on health, Hippocrates and heritage

On Sunday, May 19th, the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, "O Kolokotronis," held their successful annual Mother's Day event

St Stephanos church receives Panagia Soumela icon from Pontian Society of Sydney

The Pontian Society of Sydney presented a sacred icon of Panagia Soumela to St Stephanos Greek Orthodox Church.

AHEPA NSW members agree on special resolutions at Annual General Meeting

AHEPA NSW held its General Meeting on Sunday, May 19 where members agreed on multiple resolutions. Read more here.

You May Also Like

COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Greece with 55 in single day

Greek health authorities announced 55 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday in what is the highest jump in the number of cases for weeks.

Greek Orthodox Community of SA celebrates volunteers with Morning Tea

Within the framework of the National Volunteer Week, the Greek Orthodox Community of SA (GOCSA) honoured and acknowledged their volunteers.

Paul Xiradis to keep investing in Australian stock market despite slowing economy

Ausbil founder, executive chairman and chief investment officer, Paul Xiradis, plans to have a few years left investing in the stock market.