GRAMMAR schools hold the key to solving the 11-plus "debacle", a teacher and councillor has said.

Unregulated entrance tests are due to take place in November and December, although organisers are coming under pressure to call them off.

Education minister Peter Weir has also been asked to intervene even though the tests are run by private companies.

If the exams cannot take place, individual grammar schools would be forced to use different criteria to select pupils.

Green Party councillor Simon Lee, who works as a teacher, said it was down to post-primary schools themselves to resolve the issue now and into the future.

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