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PCSE applications fall by 10 per cent;In brief

APPLICATIONS for postgraduate courses in secondary teacher-training are down by 10 per cent, falling below the 10,000 mark, official figures reveal today. Primary applications fell by almost 8 per cent but still stand at around 60,000.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service said applications for all subjects fell by 1.8 per cent on last year - largely due to a dramatic drop in applications from recession-hit Malaysia, and from Ireland where tuition fees have just been scrapped. But the decline in interest from mature students continued.

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