Friday, October 22, 2010

George Laird predicts that Scottish students frozen out of university, George Laird right again, Scots don’t control Scottish University education













Dear All

A while ago I made the salient point that Scottish people were getting frozen out of their own higher education system which they pay for through taxes.

Now, it is in the public domain that record numbers of Scots missed out on a university place this year.

George Laird was right again.

So, when did I know that Scots were to be curtailed?

When I read the Court Minutes of human rights abusing Glasgow University which had a plan to increase the ratio of foreign students to domestic students to increase income well over 5 years ago.

This didn’t just happen.

Now there are calls for protection of higher education from funding cuts.

Note calls for the protection of funding, not of Scottish students.

Official figures show there was a 6.9% decline in the number of Scots going to Scottish universities in 2010 compared to the previous year.

27,194 to 25,307 is a step backwards and how can a country fight for independence when no one is fighting to educate its people?

And guarantee Scots get their place.

Liam Burns, president of NUS Scotland said:

“How on earth is it acceptable that during an unprecedented increase in applications to higher education, universities take on fewer students? We should be treating the increase in applications during the recession as a huge opportunity for Scotland as a whole, not a devastating crisis for thousands of talented individuals.”

The problem with universities is that they have been effectively left to become little mini unionist empires without proper scrutiny.

The greed culture seen in Westminster is very much alive and kicking in the university system.

Money can’t go to support Scottish students but thousands can be hived by management staff via expenses.

Yes, greedy senior management and teaching staff would do a Labour MP proud which probably explains why universities warehouse MP and ex MPs.

They keep the contacts so as to keep the revenue streams.

Rather than pumping excessive public cash in failing institutions like Glasgow University ranked 128th in the World, money should be diverted to colleges.

Why is there no serious reform by political parties?

No one has the courage to think real reform; the university sector is too large, too expensive and become unaccountable. The closure option and or scaling down are required with more funding going to college level so that ordinary Scots get the opportunity of higher education.

Why are Scottish political parties not fighting to protect Scottish students?

That is a question should ask them and listen carefully to what they say next. One thing for sure they won’t be able to answer your question, rather they will try and divert the question to an economic issue.

Increased College funding should be the focus of any party wishing to form the next Scottish Government.

It is time to scale back institutions which are too much of a drain on the public purse when so many of their courses could be provided cheaper by Colleges.

University empire building must be tackled because Scottish students are the ones who are losing out on their education in their own country.

Not only are Scots not getting their right to education, they also don’t run their own universities.

Some Scottish political parties like to remind us that they are “people’s parties”, so when are they going to stand up and fight for ordinary working class Scots?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I walk by this universtity ever second day and all i see is chinese and asian students.
Has China moved all its students to Glasgow?
The amount of oversea students at this uni is a disgrace and a lot more should be don to get our own children into uni to help them achieve a better life.
I used to rember saying i'm proud to be scottish, but the crap i see these days with the way our own people are treated makes me sick to say i'm scottish.

George Laird said...

Dear Anon

Glasgow Uni student population has always diverse even before the plan to increase the number of foreign students as a cash cow.

You name a country and I probably spoke to someone from it in my 20 years there. One of my Chinese friends is now a lecturer back home in China.

It is a pity that so many political parties claim to support Scottish education when the reality is, it isn't controlled by Scots.

Is it any surprise Scottish students are getting shut out?

No.

Why are the political parties who claim to be 'people's parties' not doing something?

I suspect because they don't care about ordinary working class people.

They just care about your votes and getting their Candidates £55k plus expenses.

What I predicted has come to pass but notice no outcry from Scottish political parties.

But they still peddle the lie of 'Scottish' education.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Anonymous said...

The Scots control fuck all in Scotland... SEE: London Establishment.

George: you want to do a piece on Agent Provocatuers in Glasgow Clubs stirring the shite... some disturbing reports coming in of 'Bouncer-Police' co-ordination...