Protect the term 'college' against fraudulent usage

20th July 2007 at 01:00
South Lanarkshire College is proud to have just been inspected in detail by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. This process involved many inspectors spending about two weeks in the college looking at every aspect of what we do. Our partner colleges and every school in Scotland go through a similar process, with the result that Scottish education is renowned worldwide for its quality.

Our college strongly supports the view that every institution bearing the title of "college", be it a school or one of Scotland's colleges of further or higher education, should earn the term for its quality processes. We believe the title of college should be protected in law, preventing fraudsters from taking advantage of students and of Scotland's reputation.

Scottish Executive civil servants have been working closely with the colleges to consider how best to do this but it is a complicated process, involving the whole of the UK.

Working with the new administration, we are hopeful of making this a reality in the near future.

Ian Macpherson

chairman, South Lanarkshire College board of management

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