Cabinet to hear O’Keeffe’s options on third-level fees

Ireland“The shape of the proposed third-level fees package is to be discussed by a special cabinet meeting next month. Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe favours a loan system, where students would repay the Government for the cost of their third-level education after graduating. But he has given his cabinet colleagues a range of options for their September 15 meeting, including upfront fees, and he wants their views before making a formal proposal. The minister intends to introduce changes from the start of the 2010/11 academic year …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel, Independent, 13 August]

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