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McArthur: Higher education participation figures highlight vital role of colleges

April 17, 2013 5:51 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on figures published by the Student Funding Council todayLiam McArthurLiam McArthur which show an increasing number of young people entering higher education, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"The increase in students participating in higher education is welcome, though Scottish Liberal Democrats believe that focusing on widening access is crucial at this stage.

"These figures also highlight the vital role played by our colleges in providing young people with opportunities to benefit from higher education. It's therefore all the more regrettable that the Scottish government is going ahead with plans to cut £25 million from Scotland's colleges at this time."