Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (65)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

66 Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of 18 year olds currently in secondary school. [23314/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Skills)

The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the number of 18 year olds in post-primary schools for 2011/12 school year is 18,061 in mainstream education which includes Junior Certificate, Transition Year and Leaving Certificate programmes. There are an additional 7,846 18 year olds enrolled in Post Leaving Certificate, Core VTOS and Repeat Leaving Certificate programmes. The age of the students is calculated with reference to 1st January 2012. This information has been extracted from the returns made by post-primary schools to my Department for the school year 2011/12.

Questions Nos. 67 and 68 answered with Question No. 63.