Higher education pain
REPRESENTATIVES from the Curtin Student Guild have lashed out at the recent budget announcements for education.
Curtin student guild president Jake Wittey said a $2 billion cut to higher education over four years would mean either higher tuition fees or a fall in the quality of education.
“We are equally dismayed by the news that $15.2 million will be cut from the higher education participation program funding, which currently provides services to engage and retain students from a low socioeconomic background,” Mr Wittey said.
He said the budget had left students and staff in the lurch.
“I cannot understand how creating this much uncertainty is congruent with a socalled innovation strategic agenda. Students are feeling quite pessimistic about this Budget,” he said.