Friday, 31 August 2012
A government determined to destroy further education?
Does this government want to totally destroy the higher education system? Because that is the only logical conclusion that flows from its latest clumsy attempt to enforce its economically illiterate immigration policy. Obsessed with quotas, the decision to remove the licence from the London Metroplitan University regarding overseas students sends out a message across the world not to come to Britain. Students will now look to the US, Canada and other European countries- that are not so backward looking - to further their studies. When this is added to the increase in fees for domestic students coupled with the reduction in financial support to universities, where does that leave the further education system? A once buoyant sector that contributed billions to the exchequer will be turned into a series of at best half empty buildings occupied by a few rich kids