U.K. youths are leaving secondary school with such a rudimentary Information and Communications Technology education that many colleges find them unprepared for advanced study in the subject -- a deficit that industry and government would like to change. The Corporate IT Forum, a coalition of leading members of the U.K. technology sector, has criticized a government plan to make coding "the new Latin," saying it is too focused on short-term economic growth, and proposed its own three-tiered plan for ICT educational reform. "Government interest in ICT is confined to the value of technology as a business sector rather than recognizing the key role it plays in success across every industry," the group said.

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