O’Keeffe refuses to rule out fees

Ireland“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe said today he did not consider resigning over the Government’s commitment not to introduce third-level fees and that some form of student contribution remained his objective. Mr O’Keeffe signalled earlier this year he was considering some form of fee structure for the country’s universities and institutes of technology. However, the Government’s revised Programme for Government has given a commitment not to introduce university fees, not to increase pupil-teacher ratio numbers and to begin recruiting 500 teachers immediately …” (more)

[Jason Michael, Irish Times, 12 October]

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