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Jurzyca: We're looking into fees for full-time university studies

The education ministry is looking into the possibility of introducing fees for full-time university studies, said Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) in answer to a question posed by his predecessor, Ján Mikolaj (Slovak National Party (SNS)), at a session of the parliamentary education committee on Tuesday, March 15.

The education ministry is looking into the possibility of introducing fees for full-time university studies, said Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) in answer to a question posed by his predecessor, Ján Mikolaj (Slovak National Party (SNS)), at a session of the parliamentary education committee on Tuesday, March 15.

"If we find out that a certain form, and under certain conditions including, for example, more extensive social scholarships, is a good way for Slovakia, and if we can't push it through politically, we'll communicate it to the public and present it to the public," told Jurzyca said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. "We'll submit an analysis and then we'll see," he added.

"I was rather shocked that the Education Ministry's plans include introducing fees for full-time studies as well, something that is completely unacceptable for me," said committee chairman Dušan Čaplovič (Smer), adding that he opposes the idea of fees for part-time studies as well. Čaplovič, however, did agree that fees should be charged for both forms of study when students take more than one course.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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