Students protest outside Tynwald about tuition fees proposal

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SCORES of students protested outside Tynwald against the proposed introduction of tuition fees.

The island’s polticians had been due to vote on the proposal at this month’s sitting but that has been put back a month.

Students gatherig outside the House of Keys to protest at the planned introduction of tuition fees
Students gatherig outside the House of Keys to protest at the planned introduction of tuition fees

The Council of Ministers is understood to have been worried it would lose the vote.

The proposal would mean that most undergraduates would have to pay a minimum of £2,500 a year towards their higher education.

English students have to pay a maximum of £9,000.

More on this story in tomorrow’s Manx Independent.

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