Extra points for maths urged by experts

“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe is unlikely to back a system of bonus points for maths, despite support from a Government expert group. In a report published yesterday, the Government’s Expert Skills Group sees bonus points as a key instrument in reviving maths. However, the universities and the institutes of technology do not believe bonus points would boost take-up of science and related subjects at third level, according to a spokesman for the Minister yesterday …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 16 December]


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