A national federation of association of university lecturers (POSDEP) on Thursday treatened to file a lawsuit against the education ministry over what it calls the unjustified “freezing” of faculty member promotions in the country's numerous universities and technical institutes. In a press conference, POSDEP representatives referred to a recent decision by Deputy Education Minister Yiannis Panaretos forwarded on Wednesday to all tertiary institutions.
The circular suggests the postponement of promotion assessments for faculty members until after the election of new department heads.
POSDEP underlined that “procedures will take place as scheduled”, calling on all federation members to ignore the circular.