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Record Number Of Firsts Awarded

A midlands guidance counsellor believes the system has fundamentally changed in recent years.

A record number of first-class honours degrees were awarded to students this year.

The State's education watchdog is to investigate the reports after more than a quarter of students received the top degree in 2022 - up by a fifth on last year.

It's also a 50 percent jump in firsts awards in the last 7 years.

Mullingar Guidance Counsellor, Betty McLoughlin says the pandemic led to fundamental change in the education sector:

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