The Prefectural Department of ADEDY Kozani, Strongly opposes the draft law submitted jointly by the Minister of Education and the Minister of Citizen Protection:
- The establishment of a University Foundation Protection Team (ΟΠΠΙ) with 1.000 organic positions of junior officers of the Hellenic Police and special guards with the right of pre-trial investigation. It even leaves the issue of their weapons, at the discretion of the Ministries of Education and Citizen Protection!
- The formation of "Student Disciplinary Councils", with the simultaneous establishment of "disciplinary law" in the field of Universities. The bill includes provisions for disciplinary offenses and disciplinary penalties, which can be imposed by the "Student Disciplinary Council". The misdemeanors will be related to the integrity of the exams, any kind of pollution (and noise pollution), the use of spaces without permission (by students!) up to the deliberate obstruction of the operation of the collective bodies, in an effort to lay a tombstone in the claims of workers and students.
- The installation of security systems (cameras, detection systems etc.)
- The taking of measures of controlled access to the premises of the universities.
In addition, considers it a given that the needs of security personnel are met by private companies
In fact, in order to make the employees of the institutions complicit, he establishes an independent organic structure., the Security and Protection Unit, which will be staffed by university staff even if it is not enough, by contractors.
In the same bill of policing and repression, measures to make imports more difficult are also provided for, restore student time limits and legitimize the further categorization of departments, the intensity of elitism for some sections and the degradation for others. Alongside, are preparing a new framework law for Universities that connects them even more organically with business activity. They seek to secure and strengthen it! Restriction of admissions, is another gift to college owners, shortly after with the equation of the degraded degrees they provide, with those of the Hellenic University.
The Government instead of proceeding with the strengthening of the Public University with personnel and logistical infrastructure, instead of supporting the educational and research process but also taking care of the health of the members of the university community, spends money to turn Universities into places of policing and authoritarianism, where even academic freedoms will be restricted.
The government, once more, exploits the pandemic and the conditions of restriction of constitutional freedoms, in order to turn against workers and society.
The Prefectural Department of ADEDY. Kozani, supports the struggle of the academic community, of the student movement and the workers' union of the University of Western Macedonia against the authoritarian bill which turns the Greek University into dark periods of recent history and calls on the Government to withdraw it immediately.
From the Executive Secretariat
Of N.T.. ADEDY Kozani