University and college funding vital boost for education sector

Boosting Scotland’s education sector with an additional £46m in funding for colleges and universities is ‘vital’ to ensuring staff and students can benefit from the best opportunities available to them, the Scottish Greens said.

Scottish Greens Finance spokesperson Ross Greer said: 

“The unions representing college and university staff have made clear the urgent need for additional funding in their institutions.

"As long-term partners of these unions, the Scottish Greens are proud that the government of which we are a part has delivered this essential funding boost.

“I expect those colleges and universities who were planning aggressive redundancy programmes to immediately revise those plans and instead work with their staff to deliver the first-class education for which Scotland is rightly world famous.”