David Willetts: older people should return to higher education
Conal UrquhartOlder people should consider going to university in order to continue working beyond the official retirement age, the minister for higher education has said.
David Willetts encouraged workers at the end of their careers to see higher education as an option. "There is certainly a pressure for continuing to get retrained and upskilled. Higher education has an economic benefit in that if you stay up to date with knowledge and skills, you are more employable," he told reporters as he travelled with the prime minister, David Cameron, in India.
"Education is such a good thing – it is not reserved for younger people. There will be people of all ages who will want to study. There is great value in lifelong learning."
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"David Willetts: older people should return to higher education", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 03/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-willetts-older-people-should-return-to-higher-education