Why did BBC Scotland try to undermine university education?
by GA Ponsonby (10 August 2016)
...When, eventually, all results were collated, it transpired that more university hopefuls had succeeded this year than at any other. Good news for all concerned including of course the Scottish government, teachers and organisations like SQA and UCAS.
So I was dismayed when I tuned into Radio Scotland on Wednesday morning to hear the presenters of Good Morning Scotland call into question the merits of university education. “Are University Degrees really worth it?” asked GMS presenter Hayley Millar. The question was based on a ‘survey’ published by insurance giant Aviva.
I could barely believe it. Less than twenty four hours after a record number of Scotland’s students had found out they were going to university, here was BBC Scotland raining on their parade. Where was this survey? Who had taken part?
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