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Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris expressed disappointment over the ASTI’s decision to step away from the talks.
He said Minister for Education Norma Foley had been trying her best to find a way forward that serves students well.
ASTI pulled out of the talks in protest at what it said was the prioritisation of a calculated grade-type assessment over the sitting of exams.
Union officials are due to meet Minister Foley this afternoon but they said it should not be viewed as an agreement to enter formal talks.
The ASTI said the meeting will take place in the context of discussing their decision to leave the talks yesterday.