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NotsincetheChildSupportAgencyhasastatebodygotofftoaworsestartthantheOfficeforStudents.EngulfedbycontroversyandtheresignationofTobyYoung,itisvirtuallystillbornafteronlythreeweeks Osteogenic Sarcoma 19-year-old male patient with distal thigh pain and swelling. Radiographs demonstrate heterogeneous sclerosis of the distal femoral metadiaphysis with anterior,,....

ControversyaboutthecompositionoftheOfSboardisnotover.ThefurthereducationsectorandtheNationalUnionofStudentsarerightlyangrythattheyarenotrepresentedonthenewregulatorandthatgoodcandidateshavebeendiscardedforpoliticalreasons,notleastoppositiontotuitionfeesof£9,250ayearamongthestudentcandidates.

ThereisalsothepositionofNicola Dandridge,thechiefexecutive.Asaformerchieflobbyistforvice-chancellors,Dandridgewasaninappropriatechoiceforthepost.AsoneVCputittomewithasmile:“Forus,thisisfarbetterthanhavingaformerVC:nowwehavegotall130VCsasourregulator!”

Evenbeforethethenuniversitiesminister,JoJohnson,attemptedtosmuggleoutYoung’sappointmentatmidnightonNew Year’sEve,Dandridge’spositionwasuntenable.IdoubttheOfSwillbeabletoestablishpublicconfidenceuntilithasachiefexecutivewhoisseentobegenuinelyindependentandnotafriendandformerclosecolleagueofmostofthepeoplesheissupposedtoberegulating.

HowdidtheOfSandthegovernmentgetintothismess?Fortworeasons.First,Johnson,whowasfartooclosetothevice-chancellorsandaccededtoalmosteveryrequesttheymadeforhigherfeesandmorefavourableregulation,wantedthenewregulatortobevice-chancellorfriendly.ThecriticismhehadfacedintheLords,whichisitselfdominatedbyuniversitychancellorsandvice-chancellors,whentheOfSlegislationwasbeingdebated,reinforcedthismistakenviewthat theregulatorshouldbebenign,nottough.

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Thesecond,equallyserious,errorwasJohnson’sdecisiontolaunchaculturewarontheuniversitiesbyappointingtotheOfSboardoneofthemostoutrageousculturalwarriorsontherightwingoftheConservativeparty.YounghasspentdecadesintheSpectatormagazineseekingtoshockliberals,especiallyonsexandmisogyny,inthenameof“freespeech”andisafriendofBorisJohnson,JoJohnson’sbrotherandtheformereditoroftheSpectator,whichexplainsalot.

ThewarningsignwasanoddspeechbyJoJohnsonattheendofDecember,claimingthesuppressionoffreespeechwasamajorissuefacinguniversities.Nosensiblepersonbelievesthistobetrue PolyU (HK) ranks among Asia top universities. We strive to be one of the best universities in Asia / one of the best asian universities. Students who look for studying in Asia's world city, PolyU is the place for you..

Controversyover“shocking”speakersoncampusisage-old.Butcomparedwiththecrisisofstudentfinance,anddeepconcernabouttopmanagementpayandthevalueformoneyofstudentcourses,thispalesintoinsignificance.

Johnsonhadbeennotablysilentontheseissues.Evenwherehemadevaguecriticisms,asonVCpay,hedidnotfollowthemwithaction.Anyclued-upobservercouldseethattheappointmentofYoungwasanattempttoputculturalbattlesattheheartoftheOfS,inplaceofthebread-and-butterconcernsthatoughttobetoppriority.

Thenewuniversitiesminister,SamGyimah,hasanopportunitytosetafreshcourse.Earlysignsarethatheisweak,asmuchinthepocketoftheuniversitychiefsashispredecessor.Hisremarkslastweekthathighvice-chancellorpayhadtoberelatedtohighperformance–Johnson’smantra–ignorestherealitythat,atanaverageofnearly£300,000plushugeperks,vice-chancellorpayisoutofcontrolevenwhereperformanceisgood.Thesameistrueofstudentfeesandloans,particularlythedeeplyresentedinterestrateof6.1%onstudentdebt.

SirMichaelBarber,theOfSchair,istheonlyrayofhope.Aneffectiveoperator,BarbermustrealisethatthesituationistooseriousforhimtocontinuehumouringministersandNo 10adviserswhentheOfShasvitalfunctionslaiddownbyparliament.ButthesituationmaybeirrecoverableandtheOfSisdrinkinginthelastchancesaloon.

TheChildSupportAgencystruggledonforafewyearsbeforeitwasabolished,unloved.IsuspectthesamewillbetrueoftheOfS.It willberememberedasthe“OfficeAgainstStudents” CCB(Asia) provides you with Hong Kong bank loan services, including credit card loan repayment and personal loan with monthly flat rate as low as 0.18%. Start your application today and achieve your personal goals!.

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