Transfer test cancellation announcement decisions comes as "cold comfort"

January 05, 2021 1 min read

Transfer test cancellation announcement decisions comes as

Tuesday 05 January 2021

Rachel Woods MLA has said that the announcement of the transfer test will come as cold comfort for those of us who had deep concerns about the tests taking place.

The Green Party MLA said: "The management of the transfer test situation on the part of the Education Minister has been shambolic. It's children who have paid the price for the mismanagement.

"Academic selection at ten or eleven has never been fair or justifiable. But, to steam ahead with academic selection during a health pandemic and then pull the plug at the last minute is reckless in the extreme. We urgently need a plan for how to see through this pandemic and lessons from this debacle must be learnt.

"I want to see the end of academic selection full stop. It's unfair and perpetuates inequality and this year has illustrated that it in the truest possible light."


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