Tuesday 21 November 2017

Report into 'dodgy' FAS courses is delayed

THE board of troubled State training agency FAS has delayed the publication of a report on "dodgy" courses, write Shane Phelan and Eimear Ni Bhraonain.

At a meeting yesterday, board members sought more information and clarification on draft findings of a confidential report on the training debacle.

Up to 1,000 students face delays in receiving certification after irregularities were found during a nationwide review of courses run on behalf of FAS by external companies.

Many of these students face having to redo courses or resit exams after some tests were marked incorrectly. Evidence was also found of the possible manipulation of assessments.

Last night, FAS chairman Michael Dempsey said he hoped the report on the issue would be released "as soon as possible".

Irish Independent

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