BY JOHN PATRICK KIERANS
DIT made a staggering €253,937 from student exam repeat fees in the last two years.
Figures released to The Edition under the Freedom of Information Act reveal students across all DIT campuses paid €112,787 to repeat exams in the 2015/2016 academic year.
The figure then jumped again to €141,150 for 2016/2017.
The 2015/2016 Undergraduate Student Academic Performance census will not be released until after March 21st, while the 2016/2017 academic census hasn’t been conducted yet.
DIT ranks ahead of both Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) in the amount made from Supplemental Examinations.
ITB took in the second most of the three TU4D colleges, bringing in 95,900 in 2015/2016 and 91,700 in 2016/2017.
ITT had the lowest amount of students repeating in the three colleges.
Students in Tallaght paid €78,000 in total for repeats in 2015/2016, a figure which jumped dramatically to €88,000 in 2016/2017.
Maynooth University made a whopping €258,745 from repeating students in 2015/2016, a number which reduced slightly to €258,100 last year.
DCU students paid a mammoth amount of €271,880 in 2015/2016, a figure which rose again to €184, 790.
Trinity College has not yet responded to The Edition’s FOI request and UCD refused to release their figures.
Repeat exams cost €100 for DIT students regardless of the number of repeat exams.