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Students from GMIT Castlebar, CCFE, and Sligo IT united together on Wednesday to stage a rally against cuts to student grants and an increase in college fees. The crowd gathered at GMIT Castlebar before departing to the Taoiseach's office.
Up to 2,000 students from across Mayo are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed by the new centralised student grant system, SUSI, which was set up this year by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD. As many as 50,000 students nationwide are still waiting for their grants, which is resulting in students being forced to drop out of college because they cannot afford to pay rent or fees.
This year during the Valentine’s celebrations the students’ union in GMIT, Castlebar will welcome Noel Gibbons, road safety officer for Mayo County Council, to distribute information on the latest campaign for responsible driving. The hard hitting campaign will warn students that more girls die as passengers than as drivers. “Take care when you’re out as a couple - don’t hurt the one you love,” is the message being delivered at the Castlebar campus.