WIT president defends decision to charge full student fees as almost all classes move online – TheJournal.ie

Image: Shutterstock/wutzkohphoto Image: Shutterstock/wutzkohphoto

THE PRESIDENT OF the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) said students will be asked to pay full fees for this academic year as all lectures and tutorials move online. 

Students and staff were informed last week of the blended learning approach for the upcoming academic year. 

Some activities such as labs and workshops will be held on campus with social distancing measures in place, but most all lectures and tutorials will be delivered online. 

Education Minister Norma Foley recently said third-level education facilities can charge full fees to students even with severely restricted access to campus. 

Speaking to RTÉ radio’s News At One, WIT president Willie Donnelly said the college’s decision was made partly due to the high number of Covid-19 clusters in private households. 

“Many students rent houses, share houses together. We felt that the risk to the

Continue reading this atricle at https://www.thejournal.ie/wit-students-pay-full-fees-online-learning-5191567-Aug2020/