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British PM at odds with university over admissions of Caribbean students

by Global News Staff

LONDON, England — One of the world’s leading universities is in a row with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the admissions of black Caribbean students.

Oxford University has described as “incorrect and highly misleading” figures quoted by Cameron on the number of black students admitted to the prestigious institution.

CMC reported that the prime minister said, “I saw figures that only one black person went to Oxford last year,” adding, “I think it is disgraceful… we have to do better than that.”

But an Oxford spokeswoman said that the number of UK undergraduates of Caribbean black origin is 26 and there are 14 mixed students as well.

She added that 22 percent of students at Oxford are from the ethnic minority and described the prime minister’s statement as “unfortunate”.

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by Global News Staff

LONDON, England — One of the world’s leading universities is in a row with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the admissions of black Caribbean students.

Oxford University has described as “incorrect and highly misleading” figures quoted by Cameron on the number of black students admitted to the prestigious institution.

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CMC reported that the prime minister said, “I saw figures that only one black person went to Oxford last year,” adding, “I think it is disgraceful… we have to do better than that.”

But an Oxford spokeswoman said that the number of UK undergraduates of Caribbean black origin is 26 and there are 14 mixed students as well.

She added that 22 percent of students at Oxford are from the ethnic minority and described the prime minister’s statement as “unfortunate”.