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Costa Rican universities face swelling budgets and more students in hard times

Friday, October 1, 2010

With rising costs and more students knocking on the door of the public education system, Costa Rica’s universities are requiring bigger budgets to sustain programs.

The heads of public universities said if they don’t receive at least an 8 percent raise in their budgets, tuitions will rise, programs will be cut and fewer students will receive scholarships.

At the head of a mass of students who crowded the streets heading past Casa Presidencial, University of Costa Rica rector Yamileth González urged her audience to fight to maintain public education, ensure its continued prestige and protect the quality of its programs.

Original source: Tico Times