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Peter Robinson supports single Transfer Test

Peter Robinson supports single Transfer Test

Peter Robinson supports single Transfer Test

Peter Robinson has promised his support for efforts to bring about a single transfer test next year the Belfast Telegraph has reported.

Speaking yesterday, Mr Robinson predicted that academic selection was here to stay but a single test should replace the current two.

Mr Robinson's party is committed to selection. He lambasted the Department of Education, which has had three Sinn Fein ministers since it was set up in 1999, for failing to accommodate the wishes of the grammar schools.

"It is regrettable that the department, for harsh and flawed ideological reasons, still ducks the challenge of endorsing a full range of parental education choices, but the truth is that the independently operated system has bedded in and has growing support. Nonetheless the continuation of separate entrance tests does nothing to help win even greater support," he said.

This is the second time Mr Robinson has floated this idea - the first was two years ago - and party insiders say that he has been working on it ever since.

Belfast Telegraph article
DUP website article