Thursday the 9th of December marks the vote on the coalition government's proposals for higher education.
Nabil Ahmed, President of FOSIS, said today, "This Thursday Britain faces a political day of reckoning for everyone that believes in fairness and accessibility into higher education. Poorer students, with Muslim students in particular, stand to lose out the most - they will be priced out of higher education and we reiterate that the proposed market rates of interest are unethical - they exacerbate debt levels and decrease accessibility for students averse to interest. Since the start of this campaign we have heard from so many young people at the grassroots deterred by the prospect of entering University because of market-rates of interest.
He added, "Progressive alternatives exist - and consultation that was promised has excluded students. We have witnessed how students together with so much of civil society have come together in opposition. Let it be clear - should Liberal Democrat MPs betray their promise to vote against an increase in fees, they can expect a wipe-out of support from students as well as from many Muslim communities in the future."
FOSIS encourages all Muslim students to rally and campaign and continue to get more involved in forceful and direct non-violent action taking place this week against a vote in fees - in particular the day of action this Wednesday and the national demonstration on Thursday.