Skip to comments.Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demos (Euro freeloaders occupy fail)
Posted on 01/01/2012 7:16:23 PM PST by Libloather
Exam results dip as students swap degree work for demos
Cambridge University students have underperformed in exams because they ditched their studies to protest about tuition fees, according to the Provost of Kings College.
By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent
8:00AM GMT 01 Jan 2012
Undergraduates at Kings College, Cambridge, have been so busy demonstrating against the rise in tuition fees and university funding cuts that they neglected their studies, according to the colleges Provost.
As a result, the institution has seen its proportion of first class degrees fall and has nosedived down the college league table rankings from 14th to 20th out of 29.
Professor Ross Harrison blamed the drop on the special duty that students had felt to resist the coalitions assault on universities. As a result, he said, they had flung themselves into resistance, neglecting their studies.
The forward march of Kings has been halted. Just a very small number of two ones rather than firsts make a difference to the ranking tables, he said in the annual report of the college, founded by Henry VI in 1441.
There has been weeping and wailing and we have tried to find someones teeth to gnash ... If theres anyone to gnash, its the Government.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
My niece has gotten smarter since dropping out of college.
For those who only read excerpts you’d miss this little gem:
“Kings, initially an institution for boys from Eton College but which now has one of the highest state school intakes among Cambridge colleges, has developed a reputation for radical politics, attracting the label Red Kings.
A flag bearing the hammer and sickle, the emblem of Soviet Union, hangs in a frame on the wall of its cellar bar. “