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Letters

I read with interest your editorial on education (NCE 29 January). At long last there has been some sense spoken in the debate over further education.

It is all very well for the government to push increasing numbers of young people through university but they seem to have forgotten that graduates expect a career at the end of their studies.

With increasing numbers of graduates comes the need for increasing numbers of appropriate job opportunities.

Speaking as an employer I do not see this happening.

Generally skilled job opportunities are a direct function of the market which tends to mirror the state of our economy.

I do not see our economy growing at the rate needed to satisfy the demands of this increased elite work force.

I would suggest there is a real possibility of increasing numbers of young disillusioned people coming out of universities whose expectations have not been met. This will not encourage future generations to follow the further education route which is so essential for the country's prosperity.

Glenn Huntington (M), ghuntington@naston.co.uk

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