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­.k. Government to Lead Review Into Computer Science Degrees

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The U.K. government launched a £6 billion Science and Innovation strategy, including the funding of an independent review into computer science degree accreditation to improve quality and graduate employability. The review is part of a wider review into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree accreditation. "We set out here a range of measures which will develop and support the brightest minds through the pipeline from primary and secondary school, further and vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate study, and training into the workplace," says the U.K. government.

The industry has responded to the initiative, especially members of the Tech Partnership, a network of employers collaborating to accelerate the growth of the digital economy.

Meanwhile, the Digital Youth Council thinks teachers need more training and resources to equip students with important digital skills. The council has conducted research on the issue, and found students aged nine to 17 said teachers recognized the importance of making STEM education part of their lessons, but unreliable equipment and a lack of training were deterring many from adopting new approaches.

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