Three third-level colleges face penalties over ‘poor performance’

Ireland“Three colleges which have performed poorly in a new assessment process for the higher education sector face financial penalties running into hundreds of thousands of euro. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and the National College of Art and Design have been warned they risk losing €1 million in State funding unless they tackle deficiencies in a number of areas …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 15 March]

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One Response to “Three third-level colleges face penalties over ‘poor performance’”

  1. F McGrath Says:

    So the government cuts funding by 33%+ to third level education while student numbers increase by 33% and then tells those colleges struggling to make things work, we’ll take more money off you to penalise you for not meeting imaginary and unrealistic targets. Brilliant. The floggings will continue until the moral improves.
    Meanwhile back in the real world, David Drumm has likely spent the only night he will ever spend in an Irish prison and the 2 bankers who were convicted have their convictions quashed on appeal because of a statute of limitations technicality.
    So,those who caused the crisis are back in the money and we are all set for another crash and more austerity will be prescribed. This is soooo dumb, it beggars belief. The world is gone mad. We have no money for things that matter anymore, houses, health, education, services etc but we could find 60bn overnight to bailout reckless banks????…and nobody appears to be accountable for that???

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