Over €60,000 euro was being allocated to Sligo’s two third level education institutions in order to help students with disabilities attend college in Sligo.
The funding was announced today by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris T.D. as part of a national Government funding initiative.
€50,000 will go towards the costs of establishing a new AT service in collaboration with the current disability and learning support team. This new service will benefit all students but particularly the 400 students who are registered with the disability and learning support service this year.
€12,000 is being allocated to St. Angela’s College Sligo to allow the college install a new loop system to assist students who are hard of hearing on full time undergraduate courses and postgrad and online courses.
Minister for State at the Department of Health and local Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan says progress is also being made in the collaboration between the two third level education facilities in the establishment of a new Technology University for the North West.