Written Answers. - Primary Schools.

Jim Higgins

Question:

179 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of primary schools in County Mayo for each of the years 1977, 1987 and 1997; the number of students on rolls in those years; and the number of teachers employed for these years. [22240/98]

The information requested by the Deputy is given in the following table:

School-Year

Number of Ordinary National Schools

Number of Students

Number of Teachers

1977-78

206

17,405

*

1987-88

192

18,552

709

1997-98

187

14,944

698

*Number of teachers not available by county for 1977/78.