Panic prompts public meeting on college fees

Ireland“The reintroduction of college fees has sparked ‘panic’ among Galway students, according to GMIT Students’ Union president, Patrick Bonner. Last month students were officially advised they may have to pay for their tuition from next year. Third-level colleges were asked by the Higher Education Authority to inform the new intake of students about a possible Government decision of some form with fees next year. Patrick Bonner said that this letter caused panic in parents and students alike. ‘When Ministers sent letters warning students about the reintroduction of fees there were many parents phoning up panicking’ …” (more)

[Richie McCarthy, Galway Advertiser, 3 September]

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