Underfunding In Education System Partly Responsible For Narrow View On Leaving Cert Points Race

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A guidance counsellor in Tulla says accountability for the influence the underfunding of the education system has on encouraging the Leaving certs points race needs to be addressed.

The Oireachtas Education Committee met yesterday to discuss reforming the state exam.

Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, told Committee members that his Department is working to raise awareness about the option of apprenticeships by changing the CAO website.


However, Olivia O’Connor of St. Joseph’s secondary school in Tulla, says the drastic cuts to guidance support system need to be addressed.