I APPLAUD Ashley Jackson’s article “But what about the non-academics?’’ (Senior Moment, Examiner, April 11.)

Too much emphasis is on the percentage of university entrants. Where is the provision for would-be plumbers, electricians, joiners, etc?

I think Ashley Jackson’s suggestion of a university sandwich course is excellent. He speaks common sense.

joan gough


Praise for comic Phil

SATURDAY evening four of us spent the evening at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with Phil Cool. He was absolutely brilliant. We used to watch him on TV years ago. He’s older bless him, but no less hilarious. I’m sure this letter echoes the opinion of everyone who was in the theatre. Roll on the next time.

s clegg and company