With further student protests that have happened today over the tuition fee rise and the bill passed through parliament, I still fail to see what all the fuss is about.
Lets examine what is actually being proposed. Instead of funding further education through general taxation and thus people who don't take up FE having to pay for those that do, the government is proposing that tuition fees be increased so they cover the cost of the education received.
While the above sees a trebling of the tuition fees cap to £9,000, this can only be charged if the FE institution demonstrates they are helping pupils from a less affluent background who can see 2 free years of education meaning that on a 3 year course, they would only pay £3,000 a year.
Blog - December 2010 Archive
Posted 09/12/2010 at 00:00
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