Shortage of governors is chronic

28th January 2000 at 00:00
Ian Nash is right to draw attention to the worrying shortage of college governors (FE Focus, January 14).

This serious problem has been brewing for several years, and is not helped by the Government's failure to implement the recommendations of the Neill Committee that the law relating to the personal liability of governors should be subject to some modest an overdue reform.

This inaction smacks at worst of arrogance and at least of an indifference to the concerns of the many unpaid volunteers who are expected to do the Government's bidding.

It is surely time for college governors to speak out.

John T Hall

Head of legal education


Queen Victoria Street

London EC4

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