Hundreds of college jobs facing the chop

“Hundreds of jobs will be axed across higher education under drastic plans to merge courses and close small college departments to save money. With the public finances continuing to deteriorate, and pressure mounting to slash the €2bn bill taxpayers pay for higher education, the Irish Independent has learned that radical plans are being drawn up to tackle the crisis. The cuts will hit staff and students in all universities and institutes of technology, where rationalisation of courses is now seen as inevitable. The measures will include a third-level voluntary redundancy scheme and a significant reduction in the number of courses being offered. The most likely first casualties are the 21 schools of engineering. Apart from duplication of courses in different colleges in the same cities, quite a number of the courses do not have enough students …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 16 March]

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One Response to “Hundreds of college jobs facing the chop”

  1. maestro Says:

    this is only the thin-end of the wedge.
    We need IFUT now more than ever.


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