Dis­grace in ed­u­ca­tion

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The sit­u­a­tion at most Greek uni­ver­si­ties is sim­ply ter­ri­ble. No other coun­try in the so-called civ­i­lized world com­pares to Greece in this field. Gangs have been left to take over con­trol, ef­fec­tively turn­ing univer­sity cam­puses into squats for an­ar­chists, hotspots for mi­grants, places for drug deal­ing, stor­age ar­eas for Molo­tov cock­tails and what­ever else they might think of. Au­thor­i­ties are aware of what’s go­ing on but choose not to in­ter­vene. Rec­tors call on the state for as­sis­tance and it, in turn, turns a deaf ear as the for­mer refuse, with very few ex­cep­tions, to get in­volved. Mean­while, par­ents spend hard-earned money for their chil­dren to go to uni­ver­si­ties which look noth­ing like places of learn­ing. It’s time for par­ents and stu­dents to re­volt and de­mand that some­one fi­nally musters the po­lit­i­cal will and a con­sen­sus among po­lit­i­cal forces so that this dis­grace ends once and for all.

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