Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Education Ministry to submit draft revision of University Act by March

EDUCATION Minister Ján Mikolaj plans to submit a revision to the University Act to cabinet by March 2007, and among other things to introduce tuition fees.

The amendment would officially allow part-time university students to be charged fees, as well as permit schools to collect fees from students who study at several universities at the same time, or take more than the regulation period to complete their studies.

According to the Hospodárske Noviny daily, school fees for one academic year could reach a maximum of Sk86,000, while the average charge would be around Sk30,000.

Mikolaj's predecessor, Martin Fronc, did not manage to have tuition fees approved under the previous right-wing government. However, Mikolaj is confident he can achieve this goal, even under the current nominally left-wing coalition.

"There is agreement within the coalition [on this issue]," the minister said.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4

Man who abducted the president’s son speaks out

The testimony of the former secret service agent could be of importance in a court process against the ex-spy boss.

Former SIS director Ivan Lexa