The decision of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) to no longer accept students who rely on Government funding for their studies is being described as illegal by Education Minister Anthony Garcia.
The institution made the decision last month, citing non-payment of Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) funds for the period 2014-2017.
The school said the last payment it received was in April.
It noted that 99 per cent of its students rely on GATE funding, but said from this academic year, it would no longer be enrolling students under the GATE programme.
The decision has affected more than 100 students seeking to enrol in programmes for the 2017/2018 academic year.
However, Garcia said the ministry would be looking into this as no institution should be able to deny a student on those grounds.