Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Back-cracking, bible-bashing study options

News on the government website about the Isle of Man Higher Education Conference, which takes place on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June at Ballakermeen High School, had me sniggering.
It’s one of those university fair things, where UK higher education institutions take stalls to persuade our kids to go to their colleges.
The line-up this year includes prestigious institutions such as the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth.
Why am I giggling at that? Read and you might find out.
I was also amused to read that ‘Other bodies attending include the Church of England, representing theological colleges and Christian gap year opportunities’. See if you don't believe me.
Oh good, the finance sector is falling apart because nobody local can manage basic maths ( so we have to import accountants from East Europe or the African and Indian subcontinent) but the Education Department still helps our kids to study theology.
Who thought that one through?
Probably the same halfwit who disbanded the elected Board of Education but still requires a local clergyman to sit, unelected and unwanted by most parents, on the board of governors of every island school.

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