There will be a 10 per cent decrease in tuition fees at private and state-run universities for the 2013-2014 academic year, Minister of Education Kyriacos Kenevezos announced.
Kenevezos said the decision was made after the ministry’s plea to the rectors and boards of private universities in light of the crisis to reduce their tuition fees for the next academic year.
“The reduction in fees is happening despite the fact that universities have not increased their tuition fees since 2010 and there had been talk there could have been an increase,” he said.
Kenevezos added that the Ministry of Education will attempt to play its part in helping out during the current crisis. Asked whether there would also be a reduction in college fees, the Minister said any announcement would be made after the Ministry comes to an agreement with the relative establishments.
“We will have a dialogue with all bodies and all elements of the education sector and I hope we will always take the correct decisions,” he added.
A statement from the Ministry of Education revealed that the University of Cyprus, The University of Technology (TEPAK), the Open University, Frederick University, the European University, University of Nicosia, Neapolis University and UCLan University will all reduce their tuition fees.