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At the December meeting of the Mayo Vocational Education Committee this week a number of the members raised their concerns about the raising of the pupil to teacher ratios for PLC courses as part of this year’s Budget. Dr Katie Sweeney CEO of Mayo VEC told that under the new budget proposals one of the most worrying items was the increase in pupil teacher ratios for PLC course from 17 to one, to 19 to one. She read out a letter from the Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA) that has been sent to the Minister for Education Ruari Quinn objecting to the increase and the outcomes.
Leaving Certificate students in Mayo were congratulated by Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony after they received their results on Wednesday. “While the exam is important it must be remembered that it’s just one step along the way in life,” Deputy O’Mahony said. “There is something for everyone after school and we should not lose sight of that.”
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., yesterday announced that a new further education and training authority called SOLAS (Seirbhísí Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) is to be established.
Mayo Vocational Education Committee is to be merged with Sligo and Leitrim VECs following an announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn on Wednesday.