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Monday, 25 March 1985
Page: 692

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens respectfully showeth:

That the phasing out of the recurrent grant to residential colleges will be detrimental to the ability of disadvantaged and country students to receive a tertiary education.

That alternative arrangements to fund needy students will be of no net benefit to those students, owing to the higher costs of administering such arrangements.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the recurrent grant to residential colleges be maintained as the most efficient and equitable means of ensuring that all citizens, irrespective of background, have equal opportunity to receive a tertiary education.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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