Scottish higher education has not benefited from funding package earmarked for education

March 20, 1998

There is considerable disappointment in Scottish higher education that the sector has not benefited from the Pounds 22 million funding package earmarked for Scottish education, writes Olga Wojtas.

Scottish education minister Brian Wilson said he has set aside Pounds 1.4 million for further education and Pounds 880,000 for the Scottish University for Industry.

Tom Kelly, chief officer of the Association of Scottish Colleges, said:

"Pounds 1.4 million will not address the critical problem of underfunding for the sector."

Ronald Crawford, secretary of the Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals, said he was deeply disappointed but looked forward to the outcome of the comprehensive spending review.

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