The value of university

Tuesday 04th June 2019 17:47 EDT

(From The Times)

Sir, In the debate on the value of university education (“Graduates will pay back loans into their sixties”, News, May 30, and letters, May 31), in the 1980s when I was in my fifties I met an old friend from my primary school. He left school early to become a plumber’s apprentice, had two plumbing businesses, and dealt in vintage Bentleys. I went to university to study electrical engineering. Far too many youngsters go to university and end up with a large debt and a qualification that does not lead to employment. We need many more to become craftsmen and technicians. 

Professor Colin Davidson

Ardfern, Argyll and Bute

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