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Gyimah repeats warning on ‘threadbare’ degree courses

Universities minister Sam Gyimah has repeated his warning to universities to drop “threadbare” courses which do not give students the right opportunities.

Gyimah was responding to comments by the OECD’s director for skills and education Andreas Schleicher. Schleicher said that some UK degree courses were leaving graduates with low skill levels at the launch of the report Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators on 11 September.

Gyimah tweeted: “OECD report: UK needs graduates but some courses are not delivering. Our universities need to call time on low quality threadbare degrees that are not delivering real opportunity for students.”

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