Fundamentals 2020: The fact that several low-scoring candidates will be admitted to the country's universities is causing deep concern to the Government.. The Ministry of Education is considering a series of measures in the long run, to stop this phenomenon.
The Minister of Education Niki Kerameos stated that "obviously we should be concerned" about the admission of candidates for the Panhellenic exams with very low grades in universities.
"This is a chronic pathogenesis of our country that does not easily find a solution. Chronic pathogenesis exacerbated by the previous Government with the creation of new departments in the Territory without academic criteria, without a feasibility and viability study. "I remind you that our Government has suspended the creation of new departments that had not been established," he told SKAI..
The role of universities in the admission of students
Regarding the way of admission to the university institutions, it seems that the HEIs themselves are being considered for a role..
Mrs.. Kerameos underlined that "we are in an extensive dialogue with all stakeholders. And among the solutions we are discussing is for each school to define the basis for admission to at least one course that it considers extremely basic.: E.g. in Mathematics mathematics, in Economics - Economics, in Informatics Schools. Among the various solutions we discuss ".
He added that "this dialogue will now be intensified. However, we also want the solution to be in the direction of greater autonomy of the Universities - as is done in so many countries in the world ".
Rearrangement of the Schools
The minister also announced the reorganization of schools and departments, saying that “the map should be formulated on the basis of academic criteria, based on the real needs of the country. Part of the solution is the other options offered to our young people - vocational education and training routes - and there is a pre-consultation N / S that upgrades vocational education and training. We want solutions with outlets for young people. Not to open the way to unemployment ".