News in brief: FE funding derided

30th October 2009 at 00:00

Problems with new course development, student enrolment and staff training are hobbling FE's ability to prepare people for new-technology industries, a New Engineering Foundation (NEF) report has said. Professor Sa'ad Medhat, NEF chief executive, said: "This demonstrates an urgent need for changes to the funding and structure of the FE sector. There are many talented and hard-working people whose efforts are being undermined by a system that is not equal to the task."

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