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Quotes of the week

"Our recent research shows that 42 per cent of employers are not satisfied with the basic reading and writing skills of school and college leavers."

James Fothergill, the CBI's head of education and skills

"It's exciting even after all these years to finally get my degree."

Harold Jones, 85, collected his degree from Cardiff University this week, 66 years after the Second World War forced him to miss his graduation.

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