'Scrap classifications'

June 23, 2006

Ian Gibson, former chairman of the Commons Science and Technology Committee, this week called for the abolition of degree classifications.

In a lecture at Anglia Ruskin University, the Labour MP said:

"The best thing that could happen in UK universities is to get rid of the first-class, second-class differentiation." He criticised the lack of scientists in the Government and the lack of understanding of scientific evidence.

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