A new underclass could be created in Northern Ireland

March 10, 2000

A new underclass could be created in Northern Ireland, Queen's University's vice-chancellor George Bain has warned.

Professor Bain said that many people could be excluded as employment shifted to industries that relied on a well-educated workforce. He feared too many people were still leaving full-time education without qualifications.

The university sector needed the support of government and business to deliver the right students in the numbers needed for the new economy, he said.

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