Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (97)

Regina Doherty

Question:

96 Deputy Regina Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will review the case of the UCD nursing class of 2011 who, due to a delay, did not have their exams graded and results received, until January 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35675/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The position is that under the Universities Act, 1997, universities are academically independent and the Department of Education and Skills does not have any function in the day to day operational affairs of such colleges. It would not therefore be open to me to intervene with the authorities in UCD regarding a matter relating to examination procedures in the University. Issues concerning entitlement for payment for additional nursing qualifications fall within the remit of my colleague the Minister for Health.