“New chapter” for education in Fife

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed the creation of the new Fife College, following today’s (Thursday’s) merger of Carnegie College, Adam Smith College and parts of Elmwood College.

The merger is a result of the Scottish Government’s regionalisation plans, which aim to improve the funding and structuring of colleges and to widen opportunities.

Mr Walker said: “Today’s merger begins a new chapter for education here in Fife. It opens up a wealth of opportunities to improve learning.

“This is a chance for the new regional college to become one of Scotland’s foremost educational and training centres, merging, as it does, the best parts of the three former colleges.

“Congratulations to Hugh Logan on his appointment as the first Principal of Fife College. When we met recently to discuss the merger, I came away with the impression that he was an excellent choice to take the regional college forward.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my very best wishes to Geoff Fenlon, who did a first-class job as Principal of Carnegie College in improving the prospects for learners.

“Geoff led Carnegie College to the point where over 84% of its learners were going into employment or continuing their studies. Wherever he goes next, I am certain he’ll make an equally positive impact.”

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