Wednesday 18 January 2017

Lottery plan for college places

Published 07/09/2011 | 05:00

The suggestion of holding a lottery for high achieving Leaving Certificate students to gain entry to the most popular college courses has been raised again.

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It is one of a raft of recommendations to be discussed by international education experts at an up-coming conference which could change the way students make the transition from second to third-level.

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has signalled that he wants third-level institutions to think beyond the current system.

Irish Independent

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