Reporter 443, 22 November 1999

Brown aims for higher majority

The number of school-leavers studying for a degree will reach a majority for the first time ever, under new Government plans for higher education outlined by Chancellor Gordon Brown.

The Committe of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) has welcomed the ambitious target - which the Government wants to achieve inside ten years - but has warned further sustained investment in higher education will be necessary. The CVCP has also backed recommendations that stronger links be established between Universities and schools, to encourage children to stay on in education. More

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