UL Will “Move Mountains” To Accommodate Students Who Lost Out On Places Over Grade Errors

The President of the University of Limerick insists they’ll move mountains to accommodate students who missed out on a college place due to errors in the calculated grades system.

A mistake on one line of code has led to around 6,500 students getting a poorer grade than they should, while it’s emerged that the same number received a higher grade.


This week it emerged that around 1 in 5 students could have received a false grade in this year’s Leaving Cert, including about 6,500 students may have been given higher grades than they should have gotten.

That’s on top of the 6,500 who were unfairly downgraded by a mistake in the predictive grades system.

Students are due to find out in the coming days if they have been affected.

President of the Irish Second Level Students Union, Reuban Murray is urging the Department of Education to urgently make contact with those who’ve been downgraded:

Given that downgraded results could cost students their preferred college places, the government has insisted that it will do everything in its power to help those affected.

That will involve colleges, who have already taken on extra students this year, being asked to accept even more.

Interim President of the University of Limerick Professor Kirsten Mey has told Clare FM that they will move mountains to accommodate everyone, but admits that they will have great difficulty in doing so.