The universities minister, John Denham, has blamed poor teaching for an increase in the percentage of students not completing their degrees.
In a letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Denham said: ‘No doubt there will be a number of factors to explain why certain institutions have particularly low retention rates. However, it seems likely that the quality of teaching and the student experience will be important components.’
I fucking despair.
And according to the Daily Mail Mr Denham has warned that institutions with high drop- out rates would in future be ‘named and shamed’.
Well at least that might draw attention away from MPs’ expenses scandal…