Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011: Committee Stage

“… Senator Sean D Barrett: … The idea that there be one national quango to validate everything from PhDs and post-doctoral work down to short courses in hairdressing, etc. seems to be completely bizarre and ignores the debate we had on the issue. It also ignores what is happening in Irish universities. One of the results has been the creation of a layer of bureaucracy in respect of quality assurance, which means nothing to the man or woman giving lectures …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 29 March]

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