Ministry of Education bill passes despite reactions

Ministry of Education bill passes despite reactions

Athens, September 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Voted Wednesday evening, in principle and on the articles, the bill of the Ministry of Education “Settings for Greek language education, trans-cultural education and other provisions”. A number of amendments made by Nikos Filis, such as the one for the “eternal students”, provoked strong reactions.

On Tuesday, the bill was voted in principle by SYRIZA, ANEL, against it by New Democracy and the Golden Dawn, while the Democratic coalition, the Communist Party, The River and the Union of Centrists Party voted “present”.

On the sun of the articles , SYRIZA, ANEL, voted in favour, while ND, GD voted against, with the Democratic coalition, KKE, The River and the Union of Centrists voting “present”.

With regard to the article on labour in private education, SYRIZA, ANEL, and KKE voted in favour, while ND, GD voted against, with the Democratic coalition and Union of Centrists voting “present”.

The bill was marked by a series of amendments, nearly 20, of which nine were ministerial and indeed most of them submitted out of time.

The commitment to the ND as government will restore Greece to normality, expressed earlier with a post on his profile on Facebook the president of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis, while he attacks the Minister of Education.

On the occasion of the letter of resignation of the six professors of the Council of Teachers Foundation of the National Technical University of Athens, Mitsotakis makes a commitment that “the release of Greek university from the shackles of the past will be a major concern and one of the future priorities of the New Democracy Government”.