O’Keeffe to bring fees proposal to Cabinet

“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe says there are no ‘soft choices’ on higher education funding, reaffirming his strong personal backing for the return of fees for the better off. Mr O’Keeffe said he now expected to present a memo to Cabinet in April setting out the various policy options on student contributions, including the return of fees and other alternatives like student loans and a graduate tax. The Minister will also make his own recommendation to Cabinet, who will make the final decision …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 12 January]

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