Students' union lash out at education minister

The higher education students' union harshly criticized Education Minister Yuli Tamir on Tuesday night, for not having met with them since taking office some two months ago. The union was enraged that the reduction of tuition was not approved by the 2006 National Budget. They also fumed over cancellations of three meetings that were reportedly scheduled with Tamir, Army Radio reported. "Your refusal [to meet us] will enable us to act as we see fit, and with out any coordination with you," the union wrote in a letter addressed to the minister.