Axe for GTC's FE voice

28th September 2001 at 01:00
THE General Teaching Council for Scotland, which has argued for years that further education lecturers should be required to register, has scrapped its FE committee.

The council took its decision at its meeting in Pitlochry on Wednesday on the grounds that no other sector had a specific committee to look after its interests.

The committee was set up at a time when the GTC was trying to convince lecturers of the merits of compulsory registration. Only 1,087 FE lecturers had registered with the council by mid-August - 8 per cent of the total.

Bruce Heil of Edinburgh's Telford College, convener of the council's FE committee, said the decision would send the wrong signal at a time when it was trying to promote itself in colleges.

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