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No mandatory reductions; Students need to pay full fees

Despite of the covid pandemic, all classes irrespective of both schools and colleges are now shifted to online platforms. There were concerns from the students and from the parents’ side regarding the fees.

The President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has now confirmed that the college has no plans for reducing the price of the fee.

The President of the institution addressed the RTE on Monday morning and said that the institution is supposed to pay the fixed monthly salaries of the college staff’s and that alone will cost 80% of the overall revenue of the college.

The interview of the president came as a sequel to the Minister for Education Norma Foley’s conformation regarding the fees structure. The Minister has confirmed that the colleges will be allowed toto charge the full fee amount and also said that there won’t be any mandatory reductions.  

All the lectures and other learning programs of the WIT for the 2020-21 academic year are now delivered online. The students were previously told that the lectures and tutorials will be streamed live and will be delivered to the students.

Students were told that their level of on-and-off campus activity will vary depending on their programme.

Willie Donnelly also addressed the worries over the relevancy of the social life of students and also said that it will be a main concern of WIT with regards to the freshers.

He also added that the management is looking all possible ways along with the student’s union to find a possible solution to this problem.

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