Finland's Virkkunen rejects universal tuition fee -KS

  • 2010-03-07
  • Helsinki Times

Henna Virkkunen (cons), the Finnish education minister, was quoted as saying by regional daily Keskisuomalainen on Friday that the government had no intention of imposing a tuition fee on Finnish students.

"The current government has made a commitment in its government programme to keep Finnish education free," Ms Virkkunen told the Jyväskylä-based paper.

National daily Helsingin Sanomat had quoted an education ministry working group as mulling a 1,000-euro tuition fee.

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