‘Useless’ degrees give students debt not prospects, says vice-chancellor

The
vice-chancellor of London University has branded many degrees
"useless" and claimed they "serve students in no way at
all".

Professor
Graham Zellick, who works at Britain’s biggest university, told how three years
of education was leaving many students with huge debts and a qualification that
served little purpose.

"Some
graduates have got useless degrees from third-rate institutions after an
experience of three years that will have served them in no clear way at
all," he said.

He
went on to say that some people were not suited to university and that such
students should be encouraged to take more vocational forms of education.

Speaking
at the Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference in London, Zellick also stated
that the Government’s initiative to increase numbers in higher education had
lowered standards.

By Ross Wigham

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