The latest projections of future second level student numbers show that there will be an increase of 75,000 students in the system between now and 2024. (Full statistics at end of statement).
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed concern at the damaging effects of education cutbacks on the capacity to deal with student behaviour issues in schools. The union’s Annual Congress takes place in Kilkenny next week.
These have now issued to schools and are relevant to Examinations Contract Staff, Examinations Aides and School Appointed Exam Personnel.
Well done to all students and teachers who participated in the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Youth for Decent Work Film Competition. The competition asked groups of second level students to make a 3 minute video about the 1913 Lockout and the concept of Decent Work.
Reacting to today’s PISA findings, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) stated that students must be provided with vastly improved access to modern ICT facilities with full broadband access. The union has long-held concerns about deficits in the ICT infrastructure in schools.