AM APPLAUDS COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS

Aberavon AM, David Rees, has commended the news that no full time undergraduate student, ordinarily resident in Wales, will pay higher fees in real terms during the lifetime of the next Assembly than if they had been students in 2010/11.

David Rees AM, a former teacher and lecturer, said:
“I whole heartedly believe that there should be no disincentive to any student who wishes to develop their potential and pursue their ambition of gaining a degree. Education is not just a tool for economic renewal, but is also as a key factor in tackling inequality, low self-worth, deprivation and child poverty.”

“Our young people are Wales’s most valuable resource and they deserve every penny of this investment.”
The Minister for education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, recently announced the student finance package for higher education students entering university in the academic year 2013/14. The Welsh Government’s commitment to supporting Welsh students remains unequivocal.