Participation in higher education

“Back in the dark ages when I was a student, I was one of the very small percentage of the population that had the privilege of a university education. We have come a long way since then, and by the middle of the current decade the participation rate in higher education had risen to 55 per cent. When the National Development Plan 2007-2013 was published, it included an investment programme for the sector that was based on an assumption of a further significant increase in participation, which the government subsequently declared should rise above 70 per cent …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 12 January]

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