There have been seven temporary full-time appointments to the college since January 1993. All the appointments were to replace existing staff.
The State grant — pay and non-pay — for 1993 was £693,900 and for 1996 was £858,760 — excluding tuition fees — an increase of £164,860, 24 per cent, over the three years. This grant relates to the running of the home economics teacher training course.
A new extended course in remedial education was introduced in November 1994, run under the auspices of Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick. This is an in-career development course for teachers who hold posts sanctioned for remedial teachers. A seconded teacher acts as co-ordinator-tutor to the course. Other lecturing staff are engaged as required and are not part of St. Angela's College staffing complement.
Since the introduction of this course, my Department has provided separate funding amounting to £96,000 to cover its costs. My Department has not approved any other courses for St. Angela's College.