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Archibald hails First Class results

20 July, 2017 - by Caoimhe Archibald

Sinn Féin Further and Higher Education spokesperson Caoimhe Archibald MLA has congratulated students after the latest statistics showing a huge increase in the number of university graduates attaining First Class Honours degrees.

She commented:

"I would like to congratulate students and universities for all the hard work and commitment which they have directed towards attainment and excellence within higher education.“

From my own experience as a graduate I understand the amount of hard work, dedication and commitment required to complete a degree.

“I have no doubt that this increase is reflective of the consistent growth in educational attainment at primary and secondary level which has been overseen by successive Sinn Féin Education ministers.

“It also underscores the need to ensure that we maintain an affordable level of fees and an appropriate level of investment in our Universities and Colleges in order to protect against the impacts of commercialisation in Higher Education.” 

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