Wo men are more likely t o st ick with their cour­ses

Irish Independent - - News / Education -

WOMEN are more likely than male stu­dents to progress to the fol­low­ing year, a Health Ed­u­ca­tion Author­ity re­port has found.

It said that in the In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy sec­tor, at lev­els six, seven and eight – which would in­clude higher cer­tifi­cate, or­di­nary bach­e­lor de­gree, and hon­ours bach­e­lor de­gree cour­ses – ma­ture stu­dents are more likely to progress to the fol­low­ing year than new en­trants un­der the age of 23. But the op­po­site is true at level eight in the univer­sity and col­leges sec­tor, where tra­di­tional stu­dents are more likely to progress than ma­ture ones.

Across all lev­els and sec­tors, Ir­ish stu­dents had a non-pro­gres­sion rate of 15pc, com­pared to 14pc among non-Ir­ish na­tion­als.

In re­la­tion to so­cioe­co­nomic groups, the low­est level of non­pro­gres­sion was found among farm­ers at 8pc.

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