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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

@obraonain
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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