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.
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.