Tanaiste says new Higher Education Strategy is good news for LYIT

Students are calling on the government to spend more on third level education rather than reintroduce college fees in order to fund the sector.

It comes as the long awaited Higher Education Strategy Group report by economist Colin Hunt is published today.

The Union of Students in Ireland is accusing the government of failing to properly fund education.

Speaking at Letterkenny IT yesterday, Tanaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan said there are tough times ahead, but the the new strategy will be good for LYIT:
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