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Politicians urged to carefully consider tuition fee plan

With a week to go until the university tuition fees debate, a St Ninian’s High School student is urging politicians to consider carefully their proposed introduction.

Tynwald will decide whether to support plans to make all Isle of Man students pay towards university education courses.

It’s proposed all will be charged £2,500 with means-tested contributions on a rising scale for those whose parents have an income of £80,000 or more.

If that happens, year 13 pupil Jack Gibney is concerned many students will no longer be able to afford to go:

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