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Education Minister Peter Weir gave transfer test every chance... now calls will only grow to ditch it

Mark Bain


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Peter Weir

Peter Weir

Peter Weir

Anger, division, conflict. Once more Northern Ireland stares down the barrel, but this time it's the academic futures of P7 pupils that the sights are trained on.

Never before in the history of the transfer test has the system of academic selection come under more scrutiny.

On, off and now, after a day of indecision, half the party is on again after one examiner said it would look to hold a single test on February 27. It's a crazy situation.


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