Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Technological Universities Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage
I move amendment No. 41:
In page 30, between lines 34 and 35, to insert the following:"(2) When considering the report, views and information under section 30and the application and information under section 26in accordance with subsection (1), the Minister shall have regard to the following matters:(a) if the needs of students, business, enterprise, the professions, the community, local interests and other stakeholders in the region in which the campuses of the applicant institutes are located would be more efficiently and effectively served by the proposed technological university;
(b) if the projected demand, based on demographic trends, for higher education in the region in which the campuses of the applicant institutes are located would justify the making of the order under section 33;
(c) if sufficient financial resources are available to the applicant institutes to meet projected costs arising on the making of the order under section 33;
(d) if the proposed technological university would be financially viable if the order under section 33were made;
(e) if making the order under section 33would comply with such policies of the Government as relate to higher education.”.