Rejected petition Reduce University fees: closures of unis due to COVID-19 and not worth £9,250
Reduce tuition fees
Government have to reduce fees since current students are not receiving sufficient education. Some universities may be better than others, while others can’t access libraries, ask lecturers for help. Nor are the online class great, since the connection doesn’t always work. I believe by paying £9,250 per year for an insufficient education is utterly ridiculous and a way to rip of students, yet again.
This petition was rejected
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not directly responsible for.
Suspending payments or providing refunds for tuition fees and rent are a matter for individual universities and landlords, and not the UK Government or Parliament.
If you want the Government to refund university rent and tuition fees due to coronavirus, you may wish to sign this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/302855
If you want the Government to encourage lenders, landlords and utilities to freeze payments during lockdown, you may wish to sign this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/302256
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