Mullan calls for sustainable university funding

Sinn Féin  Education spokesperson Karen Mullan has said universities should be sustainably resourced.

The Foyle  MLA was speaking after reports that universities here face ‘critical’ funding cuts from the Department of the Economy over the next two years.

Karen Mullan  said:

“Since the Tories came into power we have seen over a billion pounds cut from the North’s block grant and students and young people are paying the price for this.

“These cuts to public services are set to continue supported by the DUP.

“Any cuts to universities is a threat to our highly educated workforce and the future opportunities of our young people.

“Sinn Féin will continue to fight for proper resources for universities.”