Time for a quote from Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond:
“The rocks will melt with the sun before I allow tuition fees to be imposed on Scottish students.”
Time for another quote:
“if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well”.
The Scottish National Party in Government are incompetent, we all know that, it is now secret, they scream about ‘Scottishness’, they scream its all the fault of the English under the guise of Westminster, but the facts speak for themselves.
Student debt in Scotland now stands at £2.7 billion.
Yes, after embracing middle class welfare-ism to create vote caches, Scottish Students are paying the price on the other end.
Education isn’t free!
Education is paid for by the taxpayer, it always was, the problems are many and the solutions to fix problems in higher education don’t exist. No one has the bottle to tackle the problem, so the problem just keeps growing and growing and growing.
Sometime ago I said Scotland needed a new education model, four tier education which would be made up of Universities, Colleges, Community colleges and schools. The University sector would be shrunk down, Colleges expanded, new Community Colleges run out of schools and regular schools as we all know about would continue as is.
Yes, as far back as 2011 just doing a quick google, I was spouting about change, its 2015 now and no real change has been done, no radical thinking, no problems solved, just a chunk of stone lying in Heriot-Watt University to massage Alex salmond’s ego.
Costing a miserable £80!
I have said repeatedly that unpopular Nicola Sturgeon is not the person able to take Scotland forward, £2.7 billion in student debt proves this point yet again. Nicola Sturgeon has a legacy, its broken promises, deception, incompetence and being utterly devoid of original thought.
She is just a co-pilot trying to make out she is a leader of men.
Nicola Sturgeon has allowed grants and bursaries to be slashed in recent years, this act along with many others is putting up barriers so that poor working class kids can’t even consider going to university.
Nicola Sturgeon has pulled the ladder up from poor kids who aspire to be better, who want a future but are being trapped in the past because of Sturgeon’s dogma on independence. Scottish independence has been lost for a generation, the game is over, the battle fought and lost decisively.
All Sturgeon’s does is pay the blame game, an example, moaning the package of support students in Scotland receive is the best anywhere in the UK.
Apples and Oranges, you can’t compare, but you can look at her record, and it is appalling.
The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) published figures which showed £64.9 million in bursaries and grants were awarded in 2013-14.
You look at that figure and you might think, that is a lot of money, but when it breaks down to ground floor, the grant has been cut by almost 30 per cent.
30 per cent which forces students to get part time jobs and takes valuable time away from studying, the better the degree, the better the chance of employment.
The poorest Scottish students are suffering, they are losing their future each day the SNP remains in Government doing nothing to address the problems.
Poor Scots kids already suffer discrimination in education, we have seen several SNP Ministers who have turned out to be utter duds, they collect the pay; they don’t deliver the goods, Hyslop, Russell and now Constance, all vacuous people who have risen to positions which they can’t cope with.
When will Nicola Sturgeon fix her own self-created problems, not anytime soon, she does gimmicks, she does selfies, she does staged managed events but one day people in Scotland will catch on, and then she will get rude wake-up call from the Scottish public.
Someone needs to tell her… do the job you are paid for!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University