Dáil Éireann - Volume 634 - 21 March, 2007
Written Answers. - Third Level Education.
Mr. Bruton Mr. Bruton
Mr. Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will make arrangements that pupils who get a substantial revision of points by way of re-check should have the opportunity to get a place on a course specified as their priority option if they secure the requisite points by, for example, retaining some places from early rounds of offers. [10664/07]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin:The responsibility for managing access to third level places rests with the Central Applications Office, CAO, and the third level institutions generally. The higher education institutions have delegated to the CAO the task of processing applications to their first year undergraduate courses. However, the participating institutions retain the function of making decisions on admissions.
The CAO is a private company limited by guarantee and my Department does not have any function in relation to its operational arrangements. However, I am aware that third level institutions generally make efforts to accommodate students who reach a qualifying standard following re-checks, and I support that approach.
Dáil Éireann 634 Written Answers. Third Level Education.