Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (116)

James Browne


116. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on a decision by a college (details supplied) to refuse to accept an applicant’s residency in spite of SUSI and CAO’s acceptance of their residency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42733/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Universities and institutes of technology, under the Universities Act 1997 and the Institutes of Technology Acts, are autonomous bodies and, as such, have responsibility for their own academic affairs, including issues relating to the admission of students.

Therefore, it is a matter for the institutes themselves to set admissions requirements for individual programmes of education and training and to ensure that students meet those requirements before commencing their studies.