Tuition fees row: education expert warns over graduate earnings

Graduates do not get as good a return on their investment in English system as in other OECD countries, says Andreas Schleicher

A leading global education expert has intervened in the row over student tuition fees in England, warning about value for money as earnings for graduates become more volatile.

Andreas Schleicher, the education director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), endorsed the English system in which students pay annual tuition fees of £9,000 through loans, saying it had provided sustainability to the sector which had been able to expand as a result.

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