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Ulster Unionists call for single transfer test

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Ulster Unionists call for single transfer test

The Ulster Unionists have called on the Education Minister to implement a single agreed test for a period of two years, the Belfast Telegraph has reported.

For parents who opt to put their children through both unregulated exams their child will have to sit five assessment papers over four weekends.
At the weekend, 6,874 Year 7 pupils sat the first of three CEA papers, followed next week by 6,991 taking two GL Assessments in English and maths.

Ulster Unionist education spokesman Danny Kinahan said Education Minister John O’Dowd was “presiding over an educational shambles for parents and children”.

Mr Kinahan accused Sinn Fein of dictating to others for too long. “It’s time that they started listening,” he said.

“John O’Dowd needs to take a step back and take up our recommendation for the introduction of a single agreed test for a period of two years. This will give time and space for all those involved to reach some common ground whilst at the same time ending the current fiasco.”

Full Article: Belfast Telegraph