Belfast redundancies spark inquiry call

November 24, 2000

Jim McKeown, regional official of lecturers' union Natfhe, is demanding an external inquiry into the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education as the college seeks 26 academic redundancies after 32 less than two years ago. He claimed this week that student enrolments were plummeting and staff morale was at an all-time low. But the college said the issue was changing student demand. Full-time equivalent numbers are holding up, with the number of enrolments increasing, a spokesman said.

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