College chiefs surprised at lack of fees decision

Ireland“University presidents have expressed surprise at the Government decision not to introduce student fees or a graduate loans system they had endorsed as a way of tackling a funding deficit in the third-level education sector. The move decided in the Revised Programme for Government at the weekend means Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe’s favoured system of a ‘study now, pay later’ model will not be introduced in the lifetime of the current Fianna Fáil-Green Party coalition, although he believes it will have to be considered again in the future …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 15 October]

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