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Isle of Man students hold tuition fee protest

Isle of Man students are protesting outside Tynwald over the government's plan to introduce tuition fees.

Three demonstrations are planned by students and parents outside the Manx parliament, where members will vote on the issue.

If Tynwald members vote in favour students could be asked to pay at least £2,500 a year, from 2014.

The island's Department of Education currently spends £11m of its £95.8m annual budget on student awards, supporting 1,400 Manx students every year.

  • 15 Jan 2013