Opinion Letters

Saturday 25 November 2017

Reduce span of degree courses

WE'RE told that the universities must make economies of scale. May I suggest that a good way to do this, especially in the light of increasing numbers of students applying for college places in these days of high unemployment, would be to bring four- and five-year degree courses all back to three years, as they were in the mid-1970s, with the second year possibly being a practical one?

I say this based on what I hear all around me and also on my own experience.

The truth of the matter is that the vast majority of graduates only ever draw on a very tiny percentage of all the gobbledygook that's rammed down their throats in our third-level institutions in their working lives.

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