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Poll: Should the CAO system be changed?

The Sunday Business Post is reporting this morning that colleges have been manipulating the admission system.

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TOMORROW MORNING WILL see thousands of students across Ireland finding out if they have gotten into their university of choice.

In today’s The Sunday Business Post it is being reported that colleges are manipulating the admissions system to maintain the number of high-points courses that they have.

This has included limiting the number of students admitted to high-points courses, even if there are additional spaces available.

The CAO points system faces annual criticism for promoting rote learning, and colleges have previously been accused of “artificially inflating” points through niche courses.

So, is it time for a change to the CAO system? 

Poll Results:

Yes, there has to be a better way (4903)
No, it's fine (1922)
Not sure (636)

Read: Want to check the CAO points? We’ll have them right here from 6am

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