Non-payment of grants forcing students to drop out, says USI

“Up to 50 students a week are being forced to drop out of third-level institutions because they have yet to receive their first-term grant, the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) has said. Addressing an Oireachtas education committee yesterday, USI education officer Hugh O’Sullivan said the higher education grant system was in ‘meltdown’ and students’ health and mental wellbeing was suffering …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 3 December]

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