Students left in limbo after CAO points hike

Ireland“Thousands of Irish students have been left in limbo this morning after a massive hike in CAO points caused them to miss out on their chosen college courses. A soar in points for courses such as teaching, nursing and Arts will leave thousands of students in distress, as the points have risen in an unprecedented 550 college courses. The record number of applicants pushed CAO points up in almost all courses this year, and will hit students who achieved 350 points in particular …” (more)

[Stuart Holly, Herald, 17 August]

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