16 Nov 2005

USP raises course fees

10:23 am on 16 November 2005

The cost of distance education courses run by the University of the South Pacific for students around the region will rise by 8% next year.

Distance education courses had already increased by 11% last year.

The Fiji Times reports that this follows endorsement of the increases by the USP Council.

The Council is reported to have decided that distance learning courses taken by thousands of students around the Pacific would eventually cost the same as on-campus courses whose cost will also go up by 3% next year.

A spokesperson for the USP says the two types of courses would cost the same by the year 2010.