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Ag college campus enrolments drop

By Chrissy Arthur, Tuesday February 5, 2013 - 12:30 EDT

The Australian Agricultural College Corporation says it is not surprised enrolments are down at the only two residential campuses in Queensland.

The corporation is under review after a State Government-commissioned report last year found it had been poorly managed for years.

The corporation's Brent Kinnane says there are 43 students back this week at the Longreach campus and about 50 studying at Emerald.

"Compared to the start of last year we are down a little bit at both locations," he said.

"That was probably a little bit expected, given the uncertainty that was around but we are up in comparison to where we were at the end of last year.

"That's a very good sign, it is a positive step forward but it is one of many steps that need to be taken this year to ensure that we've got the best product available for both industry and students."


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