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Hazzard expresses concern over suggestion of tuition fees hike

10 March, 2016 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has expressed deep concern at suggestions by Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry that there could be a hike tuition fees.

The Sinn Féin education spokesperson said; 

"Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry suggestion that there could be a hike in tuition fees will have undoubtedly caused anxiety among students and young people. 

"At this time of year many young people are making hugely important decisions about their education and speculation of this nature could act as a disincentive and is of deep concern. 

"Education is crucial both to the quality of life of our people and to growing our economy. 

"It’s important that third level education continues to be accessible and affordable, particularly for students from low income backgrounds.”

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