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Singer Shaun Escoffery supports campaign involving Barking and Dagenham College

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 October 2018

Shaun Escoffery receiving a prestigious Association of Colleges’ Gold Award earlier this year. Pic: Kate Bishop

Shaun Escoffery receiving a prestigious Association of Colleges’ Gold Award earlier this year. Pic: Kate Bishop

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Former Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) student and R&B singer Shaun Escoffery is supporting a national campaign urging the government to stop funding cuts to further education.

Shaun, who studied arts in the 90s, has recorded a video for ‘Love Our Colleges’ which is fighting funding cuts of 30per cent in the last 10 years.

According to BDC 65p of 16-18 year old go to college but they get 25pc less spent on them than school students.

In a video recorded by Shaun, he says: “Going to college is a wonderful thing...going to Barking College really expanded my horizons.”

As part of the campaign there will be a national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday and a rally attended by hundreds of college chiefs including Yvonne Kelly who is the principal and CEO of Barking and Dagenham College.

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