TTHTI's Students' Guild considers legal action

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 15:30

Students of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute are considering taking legal action against the institution.

The students are challenging a decision by the institute to significantly increase its tuition fees.

Those affected say fees have doubled for the next semester without justification.

In a media statement today, the Guild of Students says it vehemently rejects this form of intimidation by the school's administration.

It explains that it was neither consulted nor officially informed of the challenges related to the payment of tuition fees for the period 2015 to 2017.

The students met with the TTHTI's registrar on December 20th where they say they were informed that they would need to close off their accounts in order to graduate.

It says the chairperson indicated that the institute was owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in outstanding fees as it relates to its contractual agreement with the Funding and Grants Administration Division of the Education Ministry.

The guild says it rejects the notion that students are responsible for the outstanding fees.