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UK Govt. Destroys Equality Of Access To Higher Ed.

28 January 2004

UK government destroys equality of access to higher education

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students’ Association – Te Whanau Tauira o Aotearoa (ATSA) notes with disappointment the UK Parliament’s decision to introduce university ‘top-up’ fees. “This disastrous decision will come back to haunt UK society in the years ahead,” ATSA President Julie Pettett stated today. “The multi-billion dollar education debt carried by students and their families in this country will pale into insignificance compared to the nightmare that will unfold in the UK.”

It is a tragedy for UK society that such a life impacting decision for millions of UK students and their families has been passed with such a narrow margin,” Pettett stated. “To call this a victory for Tony Blair is an insulting slur on the UK democratic process.”

The Aotearoa Tertiary Students’ Association will offer its support to the National Union of Students in any campaign to try and halt the bill’s progress in the House of Lords.

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