Part time study provides important participation opportunities - Archibald
Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said it is important to highlight the opportunities and benefits of part time study.
Speaking following the Open University Ireland graduation ceremony in Dublin the Party's Further and Higher Education Spokesperson:
"Graduation is always an important event in life, for the individual and their family.
"Many of those who graduate from the Open University will have completed their courses while fulfiling other responsibilities and roles, including work and caring.
"The option of part time study is very important as it provides participation opportunities for those who are unable to experience university through the more traditional full time pathway; it also provides the opportunity for people to return to study later in life or to up-skill and re-train.
"It is important that the benefits of part time study are highlighted and supported at a policy level so that people have the opportunity to access these important alternative pathways to qualifications which can make a huge difference in their lives."