Degrees of scrutiny

May 21, 2009

You report the possible acquisition of BPP by the Apollo Group ("For-profit growth predicted if US giant buys UK's BPP", 14 May). If this happens, the legal responsibility for BPP's degree awards will rest with either Apollo or the University of Phoenix. Will either or both be subject to the same scrutiny as all applicants for UK degree-awarding powers, and if not, why not?

Roger Brown, Professor of higher education policy, Liverpool Hope University.

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