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Friday, 21 December 2007

Fewer adults in evening classes

Nearly 700,000 fewer adults attended evening classes in England this year than last year, figures show.
The drop represents a fall of more than a fifth or 21.7% in learner numbers in publicly-funded adult education.

LSC chief executive Mark Haysom said he was pleased with the figures and that they were in line with the council's funding strategy.

This is dictated by government policy which encouraged colleges to end subsidies for adult education courses undertaken for pleasure such as languages and pottery.

BBC website
Thursday, 20 December 2007

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