- Dec 14, 2011
Scholarships to be given to people in Direct Provision as UL becomes a University of Sanctuary
Is it appropriate that taxpayers should be paying to educate people for free when many working class Irish cannot afford the registration fees and accommodation?Thejournal.ie said:UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK has been designated as a University of Sanctuary in recognition of its initiatives welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into its university community.
The university is awarding 17 academic scholarships to people aged over 22 who live in Direct Provision.
Dr Mairead Moriarty, Chair of the University of Limericks Sanctuary steering committee said: "The current refugee crisis tests the inner strength of our educational culture. At the University of Limerick we firmly believe that a University education should be a possibility for all."