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Call for CAO points to be offered for extracurricular work

Jul 6, 2021 16:07 By News Northern Sound
Call for CAO points to be offered for extracurricular work Call for CAO points to be offered for extracurricular work
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He says students should be rewarded for their extra work.

Leaving Cert students should be given credits for social work or sports participation, according to a local Senator.

Joe O'Reilly told the Seanad today that the credits would go towards their points for college.

He says this would combine academic excellence with extracurricular activities and would benefit students and colleges.

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Other countries already have a system which takes work voluntary and other work outside of school into account for college applications.

Speaking today, Senator O'Reilly said it could be combined with the current system:

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