Tuesday, September 24, 2013

University of Athens, NTUA Suspend Operations

University Athensby , Greek Reporter: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/09/23/university-of-athens-ntua-suspend-operations

According to a decision of its Senate, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is suspending all of its operations.

The relevant announcement goes as follows:

“The Senate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the extraordinary meeting of September 23, states:

- the fact that any educational, research and administrative operation of the University of Athens is objectively impossible.
- that the incomprehensible insistence of both the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance which lead directly to undermining higher education and the young generation of Greece, the only substantial hope for overcoming the social and economic crisis in the years to come, cannot be accepted in any way.

The Senate of the University of Athens with regret informs the public opinion that the University is involuntarily forced to suspend all of its operations.

This University of Athens announcement was followed by an announcement more or less the same issued by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

These decisions came after the Education Ministry announced that 1,655 administrative employees will be suspended from the universities around the country.

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