ARE TOO MANY STUDENTS NOW GAINING FIRST CLASS DEGREES IN NIGERIA AS IN BRITAIN?…

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Record number handed out amid fears universities are lowering standards to attract undergraduates

  • Nearly 70,000 graduates were awarded a first last year – up 13% on 2012
  • It means close to one in five students earned the top award
  • There was also a 5% rise in 2:1s to just over 187,000
  • 68% of students now end up with a first or upper second-class degree

Record numbers of top degrees are being handed out amid suspicions universities are lowering standards to boost their reputations and attract students.

Nearly 70,000 graduates were awarded a first last year – up 13 per cent on 2012.

It means close to one in five earned the top award, compared to one in six just 12 months earlier.

Nearly 70,000 graduates were awarded a first last year ¿ up 13 per cent on 2012 - amid suspicions universities are lowering standards to boost their reputations and attract students
 

Nearly 70,000 graduates were awarded a first last year ¿ up 13 per cent on 2012 – amid suspicions universities are lowering standards to boost their reputations…

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