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Martin Murphy, CEO of Hewlett Packard, speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal, yesterday

Martin Murphy, CEO of Hewlett Packard, speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal, yesterday

Martin Murphy, CEO of Hewlett Packard, speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Co Donegal, yesterday

IN a fast-moving world where change is the only certainty, it may be no surprise that the debate about how the education system could do better has made a sudden leap in focus from bonus points for maths to learning Chinese or Japanese.

Earlier this year, a report drawn up for the European Commission stated that many of the jobs in 2015, and most of the jobs in 2030, do not currently exist and cannot even be foreseen yet.


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