Merger of third-level courses signalled

“Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe wants third-level colleges to see if they can cut costs by merging similar courses which attract small numbers of students. He told the Irish Independent there was a “great case for rationalisation” of courses across third-level colleges. The Department of Education’s forthcoming strategy review will also look at the “diversity” of courses across the sector, which is getting €2bn a year from the taxpayer … “ (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 16 September]

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