Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (84)

Eoghan Murphy

Question:

84. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he if will be maintaining the current student - teacher ratio of 17:1 in the further education sector in the budget for 2014. [20902/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The current pupil teacher ratio (PTR) for the Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) programme is due to change from 17:1 to 19:1 with effect from 1 September 2013 for the 2013/2014 academic year in accordance with the decision taken by the Government last year as part of the budgetary process.