Free condoms to be made available to students from September

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Free condoms are to be made available at third level institutions from September, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirmed. The service is part of a targetted government strategy to promote sexual health. Figures show that last year, 409,319 condoms and 287,565 lubricant sachets were delivered through the National Condom Distribution Service …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 5 August]

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Speeding up Leaving Cert corrections sparks concerns

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on August 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Speeding up the correcting process for this year’s Leaving Cert means it is unlikely that all quality assurance measures will be completed on time, according to internal State Examinations Commission (SEC) records. The results are being provided earlier than normal on foot of a High Court ruling last year which found that students should be able to take up a college place immediately if they successfully appeal their exam grades …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 5 August]

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