Political controversy over the number of students admitted to universities, as well as to kindergartens, after the suspension of the leader of the official opposition.
Mr Tsipras accused the government of “being extremely capable of making inequalities worse”, saying:
“30,000 fewer students admitted to universities.
120,000 excluding mass sports.
83,000 children – one in three! – excluding kindergartens and KDAP.
“The Mitsotaki government is totally incapable of putting out a fire, but extremely capable of aggravating inequalities and undermining public interest over private interests.”
Responding to government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou asserted that “figures for Mr. Tsipras have always been a reality-distorting tool” and added:
“Even before the basis for admission is announced, as a futurist, he announces figures on the number of children who will not enter the University. At the same time, this directly devalues public vocational schools to which those who wish will have free access and high level vocational training.
“For daycares, the figures again contradict it. Of 155,684 vouchers in 2019 we have 167,031 in 20121. Mr. Tsipras does not know or hide that no request to participate in the program of nurseries, nurseries and structures for children with disabilities has been rejected.
He does not care about the need to reorganize mass sports programs with rules and transparency so that even more people can participate and, above all, really play sports.
For the government, the state exists to promote the good of the citizens for this and with targeted policies we fulfill the obligation of the state to provide every child, every young man and woman who wants what they need. for their prosperity and prosperity. “.
The SYRIZA response
In his response to government spokesperson Giannis Oikonomou, SYRIZA spokesperson N. Iliopoulos underlines:
“The job of the government representative is difficult. How to justify that in a year of pandemic thousands of students will be expelled from the public university for the sole purpose of increasing the number of private colleges? Can he also tell us how many children live outside kindergartens and KDAP, why does he seem to have forgotten somewhere in his answer?
As for the exclusion of thousands of children from mass sports, his response offends and provokes thousands of families by talking about the reorganization of programs.
ND’s long-standing relationship with the public sector is well known: plunder for the benefit of the few, bankruptcy for society ”.
SYRIZA president Alexis Tsipras has been denounced by the leadership of the Ministry of Labor for cheap opposition and huge lies. Respond to the official opposition’s allegations regarding the exclusion of 83,000 children from nurseries
Apostolos Chondropoulos, Dimitris Kostakos