Young men with low CAO points likely to drop out of college

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17th August, 2014
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Thousands of young men thinking of studying at institutes of technology, on pass-level courses, are likely to end up as college drop-outs' within 12 months and in a worse position than if they had avoided third-level studies.

Surveys by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) show that many young men who secure fewer than 300 CAO points and opt for Level 6 or 7 courses, especially in construction or engineering-style subjects, have a 50:50 chance of not...

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