Students at private third-level colleges added to Government free antigen test scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Further and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has confirmed that students in private third-level colleges will get free Covid antigen tests. Students at the colleges, including Griffith, DBS and St Nicholas Montessori, represent about 12% of the third-level population …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 9 December]

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Fury over exclusion of students in private colleges from free antigen tests

Posted in Governance and administration on December 7th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A row has erupted over the exclusion of students in private higher education colleges from the free antigen testing programme rolled out by Minister Simon Harris. The Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA) say they, the students and their families were ‘appalled’ at the decision …” (more)

[Independent, 7 December]

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Higher Education Colleges Association Conference 2017 – speech by Diarmuid Hegarty

Posted in Governance and administration on April 29th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen it is a privilege to welcome you to HECA’s annual conference. First and foremost this is an education conference. It is about how we can educate and improve the life chances of our learners. In this regard, it is wonderful to welcome to the conference, educators, managers, accreditation agencies and educational policy makers, allowing all of us together to share views on how best to improve higher education for our current and future learners …” (more)