Student loans proposal ‘short-sighted’

Ireland“NUI Galway Student’s Union President has labelled Batt O’Keefe’s plans to propose an Australian style student loans system for third level education in Ireland ‘short-sighted’. Donna Cummins’ comment came in response to news that the Minister for Education, Batt O’Keefe, will propose the scrapping of free college fees in a report to the cabinet this week. ‘We were very disappointed at the news. It’s a regressive move, both for third level education in this country and the ill-effects it will have on the economy’ …” (more)

[Maurice O’Halloran, Galway Independent, 8 July]

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