The recommendations

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 April, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 April, 2008, 12:00am

Double second-year places on full-degree courses reserved for holders of associate degrees at publicly funded universities

Extend scheme providing loans for graduates of diploma and associate degree programmes to pursue full degrees

Make vacant school buildings available to prospective providers of sub-degree courses

Offer institutions grants to enhance the quality of sub-degree courses

Extend from 10 years to 20 years the tenure of start-up loans to institutions providing sub-degree courses

Make the differences between diploma and associate degree courses, and their purpose, more clear

Provide an information portal about associate degree programmes and their providers