By Ge­orge

Ed­u­ca­tion spend­ing is first class

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

An­other very promis­ing de­vel­op­ment that was dis­cussed in par­lia­ment is the in­creased fund­ing for col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties pledged in the Bud­get.

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s draft bud­get in­cludes plans to in­crease higher ed­u­ca­tion spend­ing by £12.1 mil­lion over the com­ing year which will see the SNP main­tain­ing in­vest­ment in Scot­land’s uni­ver­si­ties at over £1 bil­lion.

Ad­di­tion­ally, spend­ing on col­leges will also be in­creased – to the tune of £18.3 mil­lion – which will take in­vest­ment in fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion to over £606 mil­lion.

This is an amaz­ing com­mit­ment from our Gov­ern­ment and shows once again where the SNP’s pri­or­i­ties lie – in the ed­u­ca­tion of Scot­land’s young peo­ple and the cre­ation of more pos­i­tive op­por­tu­ni­ties for our kids.

In Pais­ley, we are very lucky to have the Univer­sity of the West of Scot­land and West Col­lege Scot­land right on our doorstep and I know this in­creased fund­ing will al­low our lo­cal in­sti­tu­tions to progress fur­ther and con­tinue to flour­ish.

De­grees of suc­cess Grad­u­ates from UWS

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