Student loan scheme ‘urgently required’ at third level, says experts body

Ireland“A loan scheme for third-level students is urgently needed to arrest a decline in funding and quality in higher education, the Royal Irish Academy has warned. The RIA, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences, humanities and social sciences, says higher education has lost ground over the past seven years due to funding cuts and rising student numbers …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 8 February]

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