Ulster faces tests

8th March 1996 at 00:00
Ministers have decided to press ahead with external tests for 14-year-olds in English, maths and science in Northern Ireland schools, despite a three-year boycott by the two largest teaching unions. Only half the province's primary schools and a quarter of secondary schools have taken part in trials because of opposition by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation.

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