52018Mar

The value of higher education

As part of the Education Select Committee review into Higher Education we interviewed a panel of University Vice Chancellors. I stressed the point that their wages were ‘immoral’ being over double the Prime Minister’s and funded by taxpayers and student debt. They seemed to miss the last point when I questioned them and insisted they were more like corporations but refused to have key performance indicators and targets or take ultimate responsibility for the admission. The review that the Prime Minister recently announced must look at this otherwise students will never get value for money.