Batt O’Keeffe screws students by shelving reform of grants system

Ireland“Ruairi Quinn TD, Labour Spokesperson for Education, has strongly condemned the decision by Batt O’Keeffe, Minister for Education and Science, to postpone the introduction of new reforms for the third level grant system due to the downturn in the public finances. The Student Support Bill 2008 had planned to make applying for a grant a lot easier for students and to reduce the amount of bureaucracy involved. Mr. Quinn said the decision showed Batt O’Keeffe has no desire to help students and called on the government not to reintroduce third level fees. The decision was revealed in reply to a parliamentary question asked by Mr. Quinn …” (more)

[Labour Party, 13 May]

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