Problem: Enormous number of students leaving Unis with unwanted qualifications and unable to find gainful employment. I dont accept that this is all just 'personal choice' as many are quickly disillusioned with their choices later on. The Unis have taken a 'bums on seats' attitude ie more students = more funding = success
Meanwhile we are still struggling to fill many crucial skill sets
Why not have a taskforce that identifies essential skills over the next 10/20/30 years and begin to target funding accordingly.
If someone studies in a vital area then they should get free education whilst some qualifications would unfortunately go up in price. People would still have choice, but faced with an economic consequence many students might change their study options for a better future instead of just regretting it later on. It would certainly be an imporvement on a system where the unis are just trying to funnel people into those degrees that have the lowest cost or the most available seats.
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