Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation plans open forum to discuss future of Modern Greek

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The Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation Limited will be holding an open forum on the 11th of February, at 7.pm, for Greek organisations and individuals to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Modern Greek Studies this year.

The Foundation’s President Theo Premetis said that due to the pandemic, universities have embarked on a policy of reduction in subjects offered as a cost cutting exercise.

“Macquarie University has made difficult and challenging decisions concerning the viability of some courses aiming to mitigate the impact on staff and students,” Premetis said in an open letter.

“The continuation and the security of learning and teaching Greek language at Macquarie University is of utmost importance.”

“Thus, in the 2021 academic year the course will be offered as a minor. However, students who are presently enrolled will be able to complete their studies if they had nominated Greek as a major, so that they are not adversely affected in the middle of their academic studies.”

Premetis called for Greek organisations and individuals to attend an open forum at the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW centre in Lakemba to discuss the challenges and opportunities and to give a clear guidance to the Foundation and lead it into the future.

“Let not the 200th anniversary of the rebirth of our nation be the year of demise of our valuable language. Let not internal divisions destroy what has been achieved in more than three decades of The Foundations Existence. Let unity prevail. Come along and Voice your opinion and take the opportunity in becoming a member of the Foundation.”

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