'Good news for the economy'

7th February 1997 at 00:00
Raymond Robertson, the Education Minister, described the national figure of 45 per cent moving on to further and higher education as "good news for the economy".

Mr Robertson said: "This represents an increase of three per cent over the past three years and a huge advance on the 24 per cent of school leavers who went on to full-time education in 1980."

He added that most other young people were successful in gaining a job or a full-time place.

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