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Bill caps time allowed for students to do degree

Bill caps time allowed for students to do degree

The maximum time students will have to complete their university degrees is six years for those on a four-year course, eight years for those on a five-year course and nine years for a six-year course, according to the changes made to a bill that is currently under consultation in the Parliamentary Committee on Educational Affairs.

The bill introduced last month by Education Minister Niki Kerameus seek to rid universities of so-called “eternal students” who take years on end to complete their degrees.

“The bill that we are introducing is a bill of common sense,” Kerameus told the committee yesterday.

“It is common sense that it is not normal to be a student for 20 or 30 years. It is common sense that there must be a beginning, a middle and an end to every educational process, in every educational context,” she added.