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Guest article for MediaFHE: OECD call to redirect students with basic skills needs is misleading

01 Feb 2016

Alan Palmer, Head of Policy & Research at million+ has written a guest article for MediaFHE in response to an OECD report that says UK universities are failing to help students with weak literacy and numeracy skills, and funding should be redirected from HE into basic skills training to address the problem.

"The report’s recommendation that ‘unprepared’ university students should be diverted into other provision would deny choices to many of the hundreds of thousands of people who apply to study for a degree each year," he writes.

Read the full article here.