1,600 Leaving Cert students in Mayo wait for round one of the CAO offers has ended.

Points have gone up for almost 75% of degree and Level 8 courses due to grade inflation, which was a result of removing a schools past performance from the standarisation process.

Just over half of CAO applicants applying to a level 8 course have received a first round offer.

Sinn Fein's spokesperson on Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation & Science, Mayo TD Rose Conway-Walsh says the Minster has failed to bring fairness into the system.

She told Midwest News that the unprecedented rise in CAO points shows a lack of preparation on the Government's behalf.

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