Mak­ing a mess of re­forms

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A re­form in the hands of an in­ept or cor­rupt politi­cian is usu­ally very bad news. We have seen it be­fore in the pre­vi­ous ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter’s han­dling of ad­min­is­tra­tive staff lay­offs at univer­si­ties across the coun­try – a process which took place with­out any real eval­u­a­tion. Mean­while, au­thor­i­ties went on to in­crease the num­ber of stu­dents who could ap­ply for a trans­fer to a dif­fer­ent in­sti­tu­tion. The re­sult nat­u­rally was that many univer­si­ties were stretched beyond ca­pac­ity. Of­fi­cials who pre­pared the leg­is­la­tion ev­i­dently had no idea what they were do­ing. The same ap­plies to those who sup­ported the leg­is­la­tion in Par­lia­ment. Thou­sands of fam­i­lies now have to pay the price for those mis­takes. The sit­u­a­tion has to be tack­led by the rec­tors who gen­uinely want to change things at Greece’s ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions.

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