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Colleges face a curb on gaming the CAO system

Minister for Education promises new performance targets for colleges to reduce the number of similar courses on offer

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

12th February, 2017
Richard Bruton: the Minister for Education plans to make colleges compete against each other for funding Picture: Rollingnews

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is going to crack down on colleges that have been manipulating the CAO system to maintain their number of high-points courses.

For years, colleges have been creating very similar courses with smaller numbers of places to drive up demand and therefore attract a higher points score.

But in an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Minister for Education Richard Bruton promised new performance targets for colleges to reduce the number...

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