The Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia, Greece, has reached an operational stalemate. The facilities that are right now accommodating about a thousand students and who will in the future become bridge machinery officers in the merchant marine, are showing static problems that haven’t been repaired for years. The laboratories filled with expensive equipment are abandoned and the classrooms are cold. As a result, the courses take place in the kitchen or the former warehouses.
It should be noted that the almost one thousand students have not yet received their student IDs, while the number of permanent teachers has dramatically declined, causing more than 85% of course hours to be taught by the temporary teaching staff.
“We demand the immediate intervention of the administration and the scientific and professional bodies working in the field of merchant shipping, in order to directly address the operational problem, to avoid adverse developments and find stable and sustainable solutions,” said the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia representative.