Tuition is not an obstacle to college, says Hinds
There is no evidence that higher enrollment rates have prevented young people in England from applying to college, says Education Minister Damian Hinds.
He said that inquiries, including from disadvantaged youth, had increased even though interest rates had risen to £ 9,250 a year.
This is despite a review commissioned by the Prime Minister, which is expected to demand a significant reduction in tax rates.
Mr. Hinds said, however, that the student financing system is “very advanced” and should not be used by young people.
The education secretary has turned to the university regulation authority, the student office, to demand greater efforts to ensure access of people of all backgrounds and parts of the country to the university.
Recommendations for rate reduction?
At that time, Hinds said, young people in London are five times more likely to be at selective universities than their counterparts in the northeast.
He emphasized that the white youth of the working class, along with other disadvantaged groups, must have fair access to the universities.
However, he rejected the idea that tuition fees could be an obstacle.
“The evidence suggests that this is not the case,” Hinds said.
He said there were predictions that after the rates doubled in 2012, there will be a decline in applications and student places.
However, applications continued to grow and the system of fees, loans and payments should not be seen as a reason not to go to college.
Defense of the fees of the Minister of Education will be presented ahead of the results of a review by Philip Augar on behalf of the Government, which is expected to reduce tuition.
Follow the suggestions that students who currently have an average debt of £ 50,000 should pay less for college.
It was also a response to Labor’s promises in the recent parliamentary elections to completely cancel tuition fees.
The Education Minister has told the SFO to ensure that universities make “greater and faster progress” to help more young people from “under-represented groups” enter higher education.
Mr Hinds said, however, that increasing the number of disadvantaged students would not reduce the number of applicants from richer families.
“It’s not about saying fewer children of a certain background, it’s about saying, regardless of their background, that you should consider the potential of these young people,” he said.
However, the regulator has said that the Russell Group universities would need twice as many seats if all young people were at the same rate as the richest in college.
She is setting up a What Works Center to find successful approaches to expanding access, and she wants universities to address the “gender gaps” in recruitment over the next 20 years.
Mr Hinds said £ 860 million is currently spent on expanding the investment, including tuition and taxpayers’ fees.
However, there was a need to clarify what is effective and good value for money.
OFS Director of Fair Access Chris Millward said: “Already a lot of time, money and resources have been invested in access and participation.
“However, there is a lack of understanding of what works, and the coal-front workers have been asking for a central location where evidence for effective approaches is systematically collected and shared.
“The exchange of evidence and impact will satisfy this need, improve outcomes for students, and provide better value for money for the investments made.”
Education Secretary Angela Rayner said in the shadow of the workers, “Urgent action is needed to ensure that our universities are open to talented students regardless of their backgrounds.
“A Labor government will eliminate tuition fees, restore child support for disadvantaged students, and fundamentally revise the student office so that our education system serves the public good.”