A heroic effort to learn should be rewarded, not penalised

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Students who miss lessons because they are caring for sick children or ill parents might find themselves being penalised by colleges, student leaders have warned.

Traditionally, student support funding from colleges in Scotland has been tied to attendance (the majority of the time with a 100 per cent attendance requirement), so if you miss a class, there’s a possibility that you won’t get your money for the week. But for some students, this is a nigh-on-impossible task: what if your children are ill, you run out of money to pay for the bus, or you need to look after a relative?

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