Government unveils radical shake-up of tertiary sectorThe Scotsman.
He also outlined plans for “outcome agreements”, which the government said would “define what it buys for its money” from universities and colleges. The agreements are likely to put pressure on the country’s elite universities to increase the number of students from deprived backgrounds, something Russell said some institutions had been “poor” at. However, critics accused the education secretary of a “power grab”.
Addressing the Scottish parliament last week, Russell also set out further plans to reduce the number of Scotland’s colleges and organise them under 13 regional boards. He said he planned to introduce legislation “at the earliest opportunity” to allow ministers to appoint the chairs of college boards.
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