Monday 19 March 2018

Education Minister slams universities for delay in reform plans

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn reporters

EDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn has criticised university leaders for failing to deliver reforms in the wake of a report aimed to ease pressure on students applying to third level.

Universities welcomed the Hyland Report, published last September, and said they would reply to the calls to reduce points and ease pressures distorting both learning and teaching in secondary schools.

Minister Quinn said they controlled entry to third level although they complained of having to ‘reprogramme’ students who got in.

The Irish Universities Association told RTE News today that a report would be send to the Minister in three to four weeks.

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