Thursday 23 November 2017

Be wary of career choice

NOW we can add snobbery to the various idiosyncrasies of Irish third-level education.

A former university president told an educational conference yesterday that parents are pushing their children into "socially attractive" courses, simply because they achieved high points in the Leaving Certificate.

Thus, a boy or girl with a natural talent for computer technology, or perhaps with an untapped entrepreneurial flair, will end up as a doctor or lawyer.

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