Universities ‘failing poor students’

In the news this morning, the annual monitoring report of the Office for Fair Access has noted that loads of universities are not picking students from the poorest backgrounds. This is a reprimand to universities.

What are our beleaguered universities supposed to do? Accept sub-standard students whose sub-standard primary and secondary schools have ensured that they are ill-equipped even to string a sentence together? Accept students who need extra support and help to get them to undergraduate level by their third year so that they can graduate with a lower second or third and bring down the universities’ hallowed Results? Give them more tutorials with the tutors who can’t be employed because money is being taken from universities?

Isn’t it about time that universities stopped being punished for the failings of the primary and secondary education system and establishments?

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