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Employers 'should pay some costs' to address third level funding crisis

11th July, 2016
A student walks across Trinity College front square. Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Peter Cassells-led expert group examining funding for third-level education says that employers should pay for some of the costs of third level education.

The Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education was set up by the Minister for Education and Skills in 2014.

Its main recommendations include a significant increase in state funding, and the abolition of the €3,000 undergraduate student contribution making higher education free at the point of entry.

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