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David Willetts comments on latest OECD figures

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“The OECD report shows that our Higher Education faces some real challenges, which the Government is determined to tackle. We have already taken…

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“The OECD report shows that our Higher Education faces some real challenges, which the Government is determined to tackle. We have already taken action to boost student numbers by funding an extra 10,000 places and more people than ever are starting university this autumn.

“Going to university is still a good investment. Graduates are more likely to be in work than non graduates and can expect to earn more over their lifetime.

“We are working to provide more educational opportunities for all ages to ensure that we have highly skilled, internationally competitive workforce. We have provided funding for an extra 50,000 apprenticeships.”

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Published 7 September 2010