Republic President Karolos Papoulias on Wednesday was briefed by Education Minister Anna Diamantopoulou on the reforms promoted in the tertiary education sector, with the latter underlining that they “will prevent future economic, political or social crisis”.
As regards reactions sparked by the education reforms, Diamantopoulou stressed that “reform goes hand-in-hand with reaction” and repeated that she is open to dialogue. The minister also referred to the proposals presented by the Technological Education Institutes (TEI) presidents and the federation of university and TEI professors, as well as, to next week’s meeting of the political parties in parliament.
Diamantopoulou stressed that reform in universities and TEIs is absolutely necessary and underlined that it is very important to become “an issue of consensus instead of confrontation”.