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Sir George backs student fees


Sir George backs student fees

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BARBADIANS SHOULD MAKE a financial contribution to their tertiary education at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

That’s the firm belief of Sir George Alleyne, UWI chancellor for the past 13-plus years but who is stepping down.

As Barbadian Sir George sees it, there is nothing wrong with the Government requiring students to contribute a fifth of the costs of their tuition. The Freundel Stuart administration recently introduced a fee-paying system at Cave Hill and other UWI campuses.

“To the extent that a tertiary education is both a public and a private good, to the extent that a private good is part of it, the individual should contribute to it,” he told the DAILY NATION. (TB)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.