Third level takes on new relevance in these recessionary times

“Is it worth going to college when there is rising unemployment? The harsh new economic realities of recession and unemployment have created great uncertainty for those of you considering the option of further and higher education. Every one of you will know someone – perhaps a recently graduated brother or sister – who is struggling to find a decent job. There are scores of people in the in the prime of their life who have strong educational qualifications but few immediate prospects. They have no opportunity to use their skills and knowledge, as economic activity disappears in their discipline …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 13 January]

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