IMMEDIATE MEASURES NOT TO STAY ANY STUDENT IN THE "AIR" DO NOT SUBMIT THE BILL PREPARED BY THE GOVERNMENT
Students, and at the University of Western Macedonia, have been away from their studies for a year now, away from their natural space the amphitheaters and laboratories of their schools. And while they are worried about what will happen to their studies, how will they be able to continue the government chooses to bring a new bill that puts extra barriers to students. The Minister of Education, in fact, μιλά για «συνολική προσπάθεια ανάταξης του ακαδημαϊκού χάρτη» και για «αλληλοκαλύψεις μεταξύ τμημάτων» ενώ την ίδια στιγμή με βάση το ψήφισμα της Συγκλήτου του Πανεπιστημίου Δυτικής Μακεδονίας σχετικά με το σχέδιο νόμου του Υπουργείου Παιδείας για την Τριτοβάθμια Εκπαίδευση θα υπάρξουν Τμήματα που θα βρεθούν με πολύ λιγότερους εισακτέους σε σχέση με πέρυσι, with a typical example the city of Kozani, where of them 1717 students who are admitted will end up with a number close to 450. Όλα αυτά προκαλούν δικαίως μεγάλη αγανάκτηση στους φοιτητές και πολλά ερωτηματικά αφού αυτό σημαίνει ότι και η ίδια η ύπαρξή τους μπορεί να τεθεί σε κίνδυνο, resulting in hundreds of students being on the air, νέο γύρο συγχωνεύσεων και κλεισίματος Τμημάτων.
We immediately demand the Ministry of Education to withdraw the bill for Higher Education! No student left and his studies in the "air"!
After all, students are not "goldfish" and we do not forget what happened in previous years either with the mergers of departments or with the opening of new departments without meeting any criteria. Just a year ago, the last "restructurings" in the field of Higher Education were completed with mergers of departments of the Polytechnic and the TEI and with the creation of departments and faculties such as Economics, in most cases without changes in curricula, simply with a "label" change. In other words, the changes promoted by the Ministry with the new n / s are added to the changes and mergers that have already taken place in recent years..
In fact, many of them today are worried about what will become a series, who risk with these changes to close and now rather throw “crocodiles” tears for the future of the University of Western Macedonia, were the same ones who celebrated when the SYRIZA government proceeded with the restructuring of Higher Education and the opening of many new Departments in various cities of Western Macedonia, sections that opened without any infrastructure. With 2 and 3 teachers, without facilities, without laboratories, without any provision for student care.
The students even then had proceeded with large mobilizations in our region, demanding a substantial upgrade of our studies by increasing the funding of the University and not a simple change. “label” in the name of the faculties in TEI and AEI. No one then heard the voices of students wondering how an Institution with such low state funding could provide the necessary infrastructure., teachers, student care for all its students.
Of course, all these changes add to an even worse situation created by the bill if implemented in practice.. It puts serious obstacles in the way of access for pupils and students of thousands of popular families who are already trying to cope with the high cost of education.. The study limit ν + 1 / 2ν, the threats to expel thousands of students, the change in the admission system to the University in order to expel thousands of students to push them to private education pave the way for the intensification of the categorization of university faculties and graduates, the re-degradation of schools!
And all this the government serves with the "garnish" of repression. The establishment of the University Police, the entrance cards, face control and new disciplinary regulations are tabled in the same bill as anti-educational changes! They want to get the organized claim out of the way, student struggles!
They challenge common sense! The government with concise procedures gives 30 million. euro(!!) for police forces in closed schools when all this time he monotonously repeats that there is no money for the needs of the students! At the same time the Department of Electrical Engineering continues to be housed in the warehouse of a supermarket, the Department of Mechanical Engineering in a building, the new campus in the SPA to dream of a "summer night" and even without a home and club, even the cleaning staff remains minimal in relation to the needs that exist.
The changes of the government in Education must meet the militant response of all the people. Immediately with their struggle in all the cities of the West. Macedonia to demand:
- Do not submit the government n / s which puts even more barriers in Higher Education.
- Give an immediate response from the Ministry of Education for the changes at the University of Western Macedonia. No student should be left in the air!
- Take back the new repressive measures, university police, entry cards, face control and disciplinary measures.
- Με ευθύνη Υπουργείο διοικήσεων να εξασφαλιστεί ότι οι φοιτητές που το επιθυμούν θα γυρίσουν στον τόπο σπουδών τους άμεσα και χωρίς καμία επιβάρυνση.
- Να επαναλειτουργήσουν τα Πανεπιστήμια το εαρινό εξάμηνο, με όλα τα απαραίτητα προστασίας της δημόσιας υγείας. Να συνεχιστούν τα μαθήματα, τα εργαστήρια και οι πρακτικές ασκήσεις διά ζώσης, με μέτρα αποφυγής συνωστισμού. Ειδικά για το Α’ έτος να ξεκινήσουν με προτεραιότητα τα μαθήματα για τη γρήγορη ένταξη στη φοιτητική ζωή.