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The SNP’s higher education blunder

The student numbers "cap" is deeply flawed

By Liz Smith  

The University of Glasgow ©Matito

Let’s be clear about one thing. It is good news that more Scottish domiciled students are at university than ever before. Assuming a university degree enriches the mind, improves career prospects and helps develop new skills, then there must be welcome economic and social benefit.

But there is a problem. An increasing number of Scottish domiciled students wanting places at Scottish institutions will not be offered a place. This is because of the Scottish National Party’s insistence that the number…

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