Character v intellect

The vice chancellor of Australian Catholic University says that it should be important to remember that these 2 characteristics are not divorced from one another, and thus the university will be relying on a “mentality of service” as opposed to the more traditional entrance criterium of finishing grades in Year 12.

Based on the criteria, which include having completed 3 semesters of Year 11 and 12, plus a demonstrable commitment to service in the community, it seems like a very fair idea, showing that potential university students are keen to work hard outside of their studies and be diligent in those pursuits. It breaks down the barrier of total intellectual superiority when it comes to accepting students, while still indicating that schooling is still very important for prospective students.

Source: News Limited


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