Friday, September 14, 2007

Universities to offer basic grammar lessons

Universities should offer remedial lessons in grammar for students who cannot write properly, according to a leading academic.

Rick Trainor, the president of Universities UK, which represents vice-chancellors, said that universities should do more to ensure graduates are properly prepared for the world of work.

Employers have already criticised the standards of basic skills among teenagers, saying too many are leaving school with a poor grasp of the three Rs.

If we had a half decent education system to begin with universities wouldn’t need to do anything like this. Universities should be there for intelligent people and not people who can’t put a simple sentence together.

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