Students call for more scholarships and more social support
Diogo Martinho Henriques, president of AAL, which represents around 100,000 students in Greater Lisbon, warned of the need to reform the funding of higher education institutions to meet the needs of students.
“The education system cannot continue to be the poor relation of our society, because it is through this system that the country grows and develops”, he told Lusa. According to AAL, there are “critical cases that range from the lack of teaching support materials, infrastructural problems to the lack of investment in research”, but there is also a lack of answers to “mental health problems, which grow day by day”.
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