Rogers congratulates students on first class results

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SDLP Education spokesperson Seán Rogers has congratulated students from the North on what looks like another year of outstanding A-Level results.
SDLP MLA Sean Rogers

SDLP MLA Sean Rogers

Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said, “Congratulations to students across the North who have once again proven that they are an outstanding asset and a credit to us all. “Congratulations, too, must go to the schools, teachers, parents and carers who have supported our young people on their educational journey. “There will be some who are within touching distance of the marks and grades they needed for particular courses. My advice to them would be to get in touch with the University or College you’ve applied to and find out what your options are. Showing enthusiasm can only help your case,” he insisted. “And, of course, there will be those who may be disappointed with their results. It’s important not to panic or make any rash decisions. Sit down with your parent or guardian, meet with your careers teacher and talk through all the options available. “This could be an opportunity to take a year out to explore or travel and do something constructive. Or there is a huge variety of courses available at many of our fantastic regional colleges. You may be disappointed but there are plenty of routes open to you. “The challenge for the Assembly is to make sure we have enough opportunities for young people and that they aren’t forced to leave our shores. That means attracting high quality jobs and skill pathways into emerging industries and markets that will galvanise the local economy into the future. Rogers added, “That’s why we need to press for an expansion in higher education, including at Magee, and ensure that education is affordable for all our young people, not just a privileged few.”

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