Is It All Academic?

The route to securing a good job does not always have to be purely through college qualifications – we need to ditch our snobbery and embrace other forms of training

25th March, 2018

Are we, as a nation, obsessed with education? My friend, who is English but living here, thinks so. She’s astounded every June to see the national newspapers report extensively on both the Leaving and Junior Certificate, as they give an in-depth analysis of each paper and the immediate post-exam reactions from students.

Whether or not we’re obsessed, we are well educated and getting even more so. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development...

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