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Tynwald vote in favour of student fee contribution

It has now been made official, from 2014 Manx students will have to contribute towards their university education.

From the House of Keys 15 voted for with 8 against, with 2 against and 7 in favour in the legislative council.

Prior to the vote various members stated their strong opposition, saying the morals behind it directly opposed government's mission statement.

As had previously been outlined there will be a loan system in place for those pupils who otherwise would struggle to pay their way.

One of those who voted against the proposals was MHK Kate Beecroft, she said the public should feel betrayed by those members who went back on the promises of their manifestos:

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