Students’ vocal protest against Tynwald vote on tuition fees

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SCORES of students protested outside Tynwald today (Tuesday) in a bid to persuade Tynwald members to vote against the introduction of tuition fees for all students.

Holding a range of placards and banners, some took up their positions early to catch members entering the building.

It was the second time they had turned up in force outside Tynwald to show their opposition to the proposals.

There was a large turnout in December, when the vote was delayed to the January sitting to allow members more time to consider them.

If Tynwald approves the Department of Education and Children’s Student Awards Regulations, it would mean all university students would have to contribute a minimum of £2,500 a year towards their higher education.

Students whose parents have an income of more than £80,000 would contribute more, on an incremental basis.

A government-administered loan scheme to cover the £2,500 universal contribution would be available.

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