Sir Arthur Lewis Community College mulls fee increases

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College mulls fee increases

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is currently reviewing its fee structure with the intention of implementing an across-the-board increase possibly by the next academic year.

Reports are that this matter has already been discussed with officials from the Education Ministry and is being aggressively pursued, given the many challenges facing the institution.

The SALCC currently receives an annual government subvention of $15 million, but this is not enough to offset the many expenses that the institution obtains each year.

It has been reported that the subvention has remained the same for the past six years, despite the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) back in 2012.

The institution is finding it difficult to procure goods and services for its effective functioning, given the increasingly high prices attached to these.

The SALCC is also in dire need of repairs and has not been able to carry out any proper repair to most of its facilities for sometime now, due to a the inadequate budget and low income.

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  1. this is unbelievable ! .... and the worse thing about it they giving the price a few days before school opens smfh ! nonsense !

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  2. Ridiculous - Trust me my child is only there because I don't have a choice.....

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  3. 15 million plus student fees not enough to run this facility yearly, but we getting a 4 lane highway, new hospital cannot open years after it's construction. persons in less than 5 years of service getting big gratuity and the list goes on & on whist the nation suffers 🙁

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  4. Worst ...school ever, it's not worth it parents... Better save and send your child to university straight. Lecturers just don't give a ..! Regretted I went there!

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  5. Raisee fee for what..some of the lectures don't even caree..the library pssht let's not go there..money for what aaa

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  6. What is the guarantee that the services offered by SALCC are going to be updated??

    How are these proposed increases in fees reflected in the quality of education students are going to receive.

    It is a shame that a college with such prestige has been neglected over the years. Meanwhile we are investing in an Olympic aquatic center.

    Stop biting the hands of the youths !!

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  7. for what a set of lectured who give nt two shits about the work students produce. fail them for 2 and 3 % for a extra buck in the summer? chooooooops

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  8. SALCC is almost in disrepair yet Kenny guaranteed 18 million to UWI which only operates an open campus here. I think that 18 million should have gone to SALCC or demand that UWI open a full campus here. Everything here is despised or sold by Kenny/SLP whilst they praise and help what is elsewhere.

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  9. So basically we the students pay.t. take courses that should be. Revised also...take for example shorthand. What use is it to any person anymore? Raise fees and raise the standard of the college as well. Fifteen million is A LOT of money. Why are some of the. Areasof the school eg the.Library still not fixed? Smh

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  10. Fifteen million a year and you all can't even provide a proper, fully functional library? Where does it all go ? To the grass cutters ? Almost everything about this college is shitty and you want to implement increases? And this nonsense institution is supposed to be transformed into a university somehow ? Choops again.

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  11. what a sorry state of affairs, more increases............ Kenny MUST and WILL go.

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