Sector Response to the appointment of Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Education

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, has been appointed Secretary of State for Education in Boris Johnson’s first evening in office as Prime Minister. FE News reports

We can do with some outside of the box thinking in the education sector to develop a system that meets the future education and work needs with the World moving into Education 4.0. Williams was removed from post as the Defence Secretary over the Huawei 5G leak scandal by previous Prime Minister Theresa May, where he was accused of leaking information from a National Security Council meeting. Williamson strenuously denied any involvement in the Huawei leak and no formal charges were brought against him. 

Steve Frampton, President of the Association of Colleges (Aoc) said:

Gavin Williamson has stepped into the role at one of the most crucial times in modern history. The House of Common’s own Education Select Committee this week released a report that warns that the education system risks “reaching breaking point” unless government acts. And so we urge him to act and act quickly.

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