The Government wants to crackdown on the high number of students being awarded first class or 2.1 degrees by universities.
Government plans to introduce more flexibility could be destabilising for universities.
Young people are pressured into university and many end up in unsuitable courses. We need to recognise these realities and be clear about the purpose of higher education so it doesn't lose its value.
Africa is a developing continent but there's ample opportunity for careers in science that can contribute to science advancement as well as uplifting the socio-economic status of the continent.