By Peter B. Johnston Irish Examiner / 3 November 2017 11:00 AMThe Irish Examiner has learned that the National Examiners Association (NIAA) has decided to ban the practice of examining and grading Irish people in the future.
The decision to end the profession has been made at its annual meeting in London this week, and it is understood that it will be finalised in a few weeks.
The National Examers Association was formed in 2010 as a body to assess and evaluate applicants for the IB and DLA.
However, in the last 12 months, the Association has been accused of making a series of mistakes, including in the awarding of an IB degree to a woman who had been married for only nine months and who had no previous experience as an examiner.
The NIAA’s decision to ban this exam in the next few months was prompted by a series in which students were found to be in breach of their professional code of conduct.
A complaint was made to the IB, which is investigating the issue.
The Independent has also learned that NIAA was involved in a separate incident in September where a woman’s son was found guilty of a sex offence after being accused of having sex with her, but she was not expelled.