Some 200 participants gathered in Budapest on Tuesday for a torch-lit demonstration organised by the youth arm of opposition LMP demanding access to higher education for all.
Head of the youth organisation LMJ Dániel Pitz told the demonstrators in front of Corvinus University that they demand the government not to take away the possibility of higher education from people by privatising state-run universities.
Corvinus’ New Operating Model to be Extended Across Whole High Ed Sector?
LMP lawmaker Márta Demeter referred to government plans to significantly increase tuition-paying places in Corvinus University courses and discontinue state-funded places from 2020. The system is planned to be expanded across the entire higher education sector and as a result, hundreds of thousands will be forced out of higher education, she said.
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