Taking a sweep shot

August 25, 2000

Ian Macdonald, chairman of the board of the Commonwealth of Learning, and speaker at a University of Abertay, Dundee conference for the heads of commonwealth universities in Africa, told them the one about the new graduate's first day at work. He is outraged to be handed a broom, and splutters: "But I have a BA degree!" "Just relax," comes the reply, "we'll show you how to use it."

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