THE consultation regarding the merger of Motherwell and Cumbernauld Colleges has been extended to allow for public meetings to take place.
The boards of the two colleges gave the go ahead to investigate an amalgamation of the two establishments in January and it had been expected that the consultation period would come to a close on Friday.
However, it has now been decided to extend it until the middle of next month with public meetings due to take place in Cumbernauld College on Tuesday, April 16, at 6pm and Motherwell College the next day at the same time.
Both college principals will be giving a presentation on the proposed college merger and are happy to answer any questions put to them on the subject.
It is planned that if the colleges are merged the new establishment will open in August, but current Motherwell principal Hugh Logan definitely won’t be in charge.
After nine years in Lanarkshire, Mr Logan has been named as the new principal of Fife College, formed from a merger of Adam Smith and Carnegie Colleges.
He declined to discuss his departure at this, but told our sister paper the Fife Free Press how much he was looking forward to getting started there.
He said: “The chance to work with a range of partners, staff and students to create a new college that will respond to the challenges and opportunities for the Kingdom of Fife is one that is too good to miss.”