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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Students Told To Use Grants To Pay For Accommodation And Choose Local Colleges

Following the release of the Leaving Cert results yesterday, two government ministers have made cont...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:45 PM - 14 Aug 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Students Told To Use Grants To Pay For Accommodation And Choose Local Colleges

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:45 PM - 14 Aug 2019

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Following the release of the Leaving Cert results yesterday, two government ministers have made controversial comments regarding student expenses.

Education Minister Joe McHugh appeared to suggest that students in rural Ireland should opt for local colleges if they cannot afford to go to university in the major cities.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor has said that students should use their grants to cover rising accommodation costs.

Are these acceptable solutions to the high cost of third level education?

Craig McHugh, USI vice-president for the Dublin Region, and Arthur Godsil, director of Godsil Education, joined us to discuss this.

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