February 22, 2024

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Advocate intervention for AUTH professors refusing online exams

Advocate intervention for AUTH professors refusing online exams

Rapid advances have been spurred by the decision of professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki They should refuse to participate in remote examinations.

They argue that this examination system does not guarantee the fairness of the process. Meanwhile, the risk of losing the February exam due to encroachments is looming, while a related circular has been issued by the Ministry of Education for distance exams.

In this direction, the prosecutor's office of Thessaloniki has launched a preliminary criminal investigation to investigate any criminal acts, which resulted from the refusal of the professors of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to participate in remote examinations. For example, if there is a legal obligation to comply with the relevant circular of the Ministry of Education, which recommends remote examination as an emergency solution.

Authors' conclusion

«The meeting of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in its Session No. 8a/1-2-2024 decided:

Remote examinations may not be conducted considering that the condition of integrity of the assessment process defined in Law 4597/2002 (No. 65, Point 4, Section b) is not met.

To examine the exceptional use of any appropriate way of conducting examinations for diploma theses, doctoral theses, Erasmus students and small groups of final students.

Ioannis T. Rekanos, Prof

Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering».

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